Notice To The General Public During the Coronavirus Crisis (COVID-19):

Please be advised that the Virginia Supreme Court has closed all courts in the Commonwealth of Virginia through May 17, 2020, except for emergency matters such as bond hearings, arraignments, protective order hearings, and other motions, etc. Criminal and traffic trial dates are being continued by the clerks of each court. This law office continues to work on its cases and is open to serve the public during these difficult times. Attorney Yeargan wants to help you with your legal problem. Feel free to contact the law office and make an appointment or to discuss your case over the telephone in a free consultation.

Existing clients are being kept informed about the status of their cases and any new court dates. New clients are being given the same high standard of service and attention to detail as in the past. Attorney Yeargan is dedicated to serving the public with patience and compassion during the COVID-19 crisis. Learn More.

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Traffic Violation Expungement

Traffic Violation Expungment The Law Office of Wilfred W. Yeargan can file a Petition for Expungement of your criminal or traffic charge in the jurisdiction where it was heard. §19.2-392.2 of the Virginia Code specifies the conditions when expungement is appropriate. Expungement of a criminal or traffic offense removes the charge existing on the defendant’s record.

Virginia Petition for Expungement

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.

Civil Requirements

The Petition for Expungement is a civil matter, not criminal. A proper pleading must be 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 defendant’s record by court order.

Contact a Fairfax Traffic Defense Lawyer Today

If you have questions about the process of expungement, please contact Attorney Yeargan by calling or sending an online message today. 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.

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