Virginia Record Sealing & Expungement Blog

New Virginia laws finally allow a second chance!

Last updated: December 29th, 2023

New Virginia Expungement Law

Virginia Code § 19.2-392.12 provides for certain convictions to be sealed by petition. A petition is a legal document that asks a court to order some action. Petition-based sealing generally describes the process whereby an individual petitions a court to have their criminal record sealed and the court determines whether to grant or deny the sealing petition.

Which convictions can be sealed by petition?

Almost every misdemeanor except DUI’s and domestic assault may be sealed by petition. Grand larceny (and felonies deemed punishable as grand larceny) and Class 5 and 6 felonies may also be sealed by petition.

This creates a total of over 100 criminal offenses that can be sealed by petition. Contact a qualified attorney with experience in this area of law to discuss whether your particular conviction qualifies for sealing and if you are eligible.

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