Attorney for Expungement to
Restore Rights in Virginia
Call Wade M. McNichols in Christiansburg, VA, to Clear Prior Convictions
For an experienced attorney for expungement to restore rights in Virginia, call Wade M. McNichols Attorney at Law. Persons with a prior felony conviction on their record lose several civil rights. In Virginia, you automatically lose the right to vote, serve on a jury, become a notary, and carry a firearm. The process of expungement seals your record and serves to restore lost civil rights. Call our office today at (540) 251-3426 for a consultation.
Expungement Eligibility in Virginia
You may apply to have your criminal record expunged if prosecutors charged you with a crime and you were acquitted at trial. You may also be eligible for expungement if your charges were dismissed or “nolle prossed.” If someone used your name or identification without your consent to commit a crime, you may be able to file for expungement.
The typical process is to hire an attorney and file the petition with the court that filed the charges. There is a filing fee to pay, and a judge would have to grant approval. Virginia issues approximately 4,000 expungement orders annually.
Felony Charge Expungement in Virginia Jurisdictions
It is possible to expunge a felony charge in Virginia. The applicant must show information that the arrest and charge causes or may cause a manifest injustice. It is best to seek counsel from an experienced criminal attorney to reach this determination.
As part of restoring lost civil rights, a convicted felon may seek to restore their firearms rights. Wade M. McNichols Attorney at Law offers legal services on this particular defense aspect.
Consult with Wade M. McNichols on the Expungement Process in Virginia
Individuals must file a petition (Form CC-1473) with the Circuit Court of the jurisdiction filing the original charges. You will need to submit to fingerprinting and there is a waiting period. Fingerprints go to the Central Criminal Records Exchange to pull your record. The expungement process often take about six months or more to complete. It can take longer in some jurisdictions.