FAIRFAX, VA EXPUNGEMENT AND CRIMINAL RECORD ATTORNEY
The Law Office of Wilfred W. Yeargan can help you file a Petition for Expungement of your criminal or traffic charge. §19.2-392.2 of the Virginia Code specifies the conditions when expungement is appropriate. Expungement of a criminal or traffic offense removes the arrest existing on the defendant’s record. The Petition for Expungement if filed in the Circuit Court of the county where the underlying offense was heard.
A Petition for Expungement can be successfully filed when a criminal or traffic charge is nolle prosequi, dismissed, or a defendant was acquitted. A Petition for Expungement cannot be successfully filed when a defendant was convicted of a criminal or traffic charge. It is also not available when the charge was deferred for dismissal with a stipulation of guilt.
The Petition for Expungement is a civil matter. A proper pleading is drafted and served on the Commonwealth Attorney, who is required to file an answer within 21 days. Typically, the defendant must be fingerprinted at the time a Petition for Expungement is filed. If the Petition is filed correctly and is successful, the criminal or traffic charge will be removed from the client’s record by court order.
If you have questions about the process of expungement, please contact Attorney Yeargan at 703-352-9044. He will be happy to answer your inquiries and schedule a consultation. Attorney Yeargan has successfully handled many expungements in a quick period of time.
This is a short list of the many offenses contained in the Code of Virginia and excludes many other types of cases handled by this law firm. It is important to retain competent counsel early in the criminal trial process, especially in felony cases. Attorney Yeargan encourages prospective clients to contact him early before trial in misdemeanor cases and before the preliminary hearing in felony cases.
Click here for a short list of results from select cases handled by Attorney Yeargan. This list reflects the general type of case load defended by the law firm.
CASE RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. CASE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE UNDERTAKEN BY THE LAWYER.