The charge was a dealer violation because I answered a question wrong on a gun form while I was pending charges at the time. I answered the question as NO when it asked me do I have any felonies or misdemeanor, but I didn't know pending charges counts as well. The judge gave me a Obstruction of Justice without force or threats in Jan. 2009. I received 1 year of unsupervised probation which was completed in Jan. 2010 I'm in the IT field that charge is preventing me from getting a job. What can I do?
Virginia law does not allow for Expungement of records relating to convictions, so you will not be able to use the Expungement process to remove the evidence of that incident.
In the absence of not being able to remove the conviction from your record, you need to put yourself in the best position possible to explain what happened and put it in context. Get and keep copies of the arrest warrant, the Criminal Complaint, and any other court documents which help to show the big picture of what happened. Perhaps ask your lawyer (I hope you didn't handle this on your own without a lawyer) write a letter explaining what happened in court.
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