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Below please find the requirements for an expungement in Virginia. The requirements are very specific.
If you do not meet the requirements for an expungement, you may still qualify for a simple pardon. A simple pardon allows a person to advance in employment, education, etc. Below is a link to the Virginia Secretary of the Commonwealth that deals with pardons:
The link for the requirments for a simple pardon is provided below:
It appears that it is very difficult to obtain an expungement. However, a simple pardon is more easily granted. If granted, there will be a notation on your criminal history indicating that fact. Again, a simple pardon may allow you to advance in your employment.
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