My husband got a drug charge about 14 years ago in Virginia and we are trying to expunge or pardon it how can this be done. TY

Asked 8 months ago - Fredericksburg, VA

Felony
Done time
About 14 years ago
cant get job
IF HE HAS TO APPLY FOR RESTORATION OF HIS RIGHTS FIRST IF THIS IS TRUE HOW DO HE DO.THIS? And then what is next? Thank you in advance

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  1. Wayne Lee Kim

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    Answered . he can't get an expungement in virginia due to the fact it was a conviction. and he does indeed have to get his rights restored first. I have never done this but try this link http://www.advancementproject.org/news/entry/gu...

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  2. Rixon Charles Rafter III

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    Answered . Expunge- no can do in Virginia if he was convicted. That door is closed.

    Pardon- does not clear a record or wipe it out, like mist people incorrectly think.Individual must apply for restoration of rights first as attorney Kim explained. Need to be able to explain why a pardon is appropriate, and not have been in any subsequent trouble. The Virginia Secretary of the Commonwealth has cognizance over the processes, check out their website at https://commonwealth.virginia.gov/

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  3. Standish Alexander

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    Answered . If he was convicted unfortunately he is not eligible for expungement.

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