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I am very sorry for your son's situation. I am going to assume that the previous records you have mentioned all ended in convictions
First of all, know that:
1) This would have to be pursued in Virginia; and
2) A conviction cannot be expunged. However, it may be pardoned
It is possible to have the convictions PARDONED, but there is no guarantee. A party in his situation may wish to file for what is known as a pardon
. Essentially, Virginia may pardon your conviction. See here
on how to file.
There are several types of pardons. Simple pardons do not expunge the record, but do "forgive" the convictions, making it much easier for someone with a record to find a job, etc. An Absolutely pardon wipes the conviction from the record all-together, but these are rarely given.
Now, there is no right for a pardon - it is at the state's discretion. The good news is that while many are denied, if he has turned his life around, this is a better chance than most.
If you scroll past the introduction, it shall have contact information as to where to request more detailed information and an application, which he can do. An attorney is recommended, but not mandatory. Let me know if you need leads to pro bono / low cost attorneys in the state by using the REPLY button.
Good luck to him.
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