In November of 2009 I received a reckless driving speeding ticket and was ordered by the court to spend 2 days in jail. Is there anyway I can have this offense expunged from my record?
DUI / DWI Attorney
No. Virginia law relating to expungement does not allow expungement of records relating to offenses for which the person was found guilty.
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T. Kevin Wilson, Esq.
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Criminal Defense Attorney
Agree with Kevin; however, because you apparently received a ticket and were not arrested for the Reckless Driving, you will not have an arrest record as a result of this incident. DMV only maintains the Reckless Driving conviction on your driving record for a limited number of years and the District Court that convicted you is not a court of record, so in a number of years the record of the conviction will be destroyed. In other words, in time, you stand a good chance for the record of this conviction to no longer exist
However, if you are asked if you are ever asked on an application if you were ever convicted of a crime, you must answer yes. You were convicted of a Class 1 misdemeanor.
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