Protecting Your Options With Expungement
If you have been found not guilty of a criminal charge in Virginia, or if your case was ultimately dismissed, or dropped (formally known as “nolle prosequi” or “nol pross” for short), you might be surprised to discover that a prospective employer may still be able to find out that you were arrested for a criminal offense. Even if you win your criminal case, the fact that you were charged remains in police and court records.
To protect your record and your employment options, you should consider seeking an expungement of your arrest records. With an expungement, a court will order that your arrest records shall be destroyed or sealed, thus removing evidence of your arrest.
We Have The Background You Need To Navigate This Process
If arrest records are hurting your ability to obtain employment, or otherwise causing problems in your life, contact our expungement lawyers at MacDowell Law Group, P.C. Our Fairfax attorneys have successfully obtained numerous expungements on behalf of clients, including misdemeanors, felonies and even for certain charges that were reduced to less serious offenses.
Virginia has very strict rules about expungements. For example, Virginia law will not allow for an expungement for a conviction (unless you receive a governor’s pardon). However, we can help in select situations. Contact us if your case was dropped, your charges were dismissed or if you have been pardoned.
Take Control Now Of What Your Record Shows
If your case is ongoing, contact a criminal defense attorney before you enter a plea you may later regret. Certain outcomes in criminal cases will make you ineligible to later seek an expungement. We offer tremendous experience with a variety of criminal matters, including traffic offenses, DUI charges, misdemeanor and felony cases.
Do you have questions about the expungement process or requirements that must be met to qualify for this action? Email or call us at 571-748-5647 to arrange your FREE case evaluation. The attorneys at MacDowell Law Group, P.C., can usually determine your eligibility for expungement in minutes.