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What do you mean when you state that it is "showing up". Is the charge showing up as unresolved or is it simply showing up as charged, but dismissed?
Also, in which state was the charge received?
I do not know - it shows I was convicted and i know i was not
Unfortunately, the only way to correct a record when there was a dismissal, but it is listed as a conviction on your criminal record is to file a petition in the court in which the charge was originally heard.
The motion would request that the court's records be corrected.
Ah, one second.
I found another option.
You can "challenge" a record in Va. as an error.
Please see the bottom of the following page regarding the challenge process:
I live in S.C. now and this happened in Va.
Right. You have to do this in Va.
You have to petition to modify or challenge a criminal record error in the state in which the charge/error was made.
South Carolina has no jurisdiction or power to make the change.
would i be abletodo this over the phone and by mail without going back to va.
Unfortunately, it doesn't appear so. The challenge has to take place through a Va. sheriff's office and requires you to be there to be fingerprinted.
The petition in court could be filed by mail, but would ultimately require you to be present at a hearing.
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