Can my criminal history be sealed ifI have2 misdemeanors?

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Can my criminal history be sealed ifI have2 misdemeanors?

Brandishing firearm; petty larceny.

Asked on January 11, 2012 under Criminal Law, Virginia

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FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Your criminal history cannot be sealed with respect to the two misdemeanor convictions that you have. However, depending upon the age of the convictions and what you have done with your life since the convictions you might consider having a petition to expunge these convictions filed by a competent criminal defense attorney.

Assuming the petition is granted, the convictions for all intents and purposes would no longer have happened as a matter of law, but there would be some reference to your prior criminal history. The above suggestion might be of some assistance to you.


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