The offense occured when i was 18. For credit theft under 200 dollars. I am currently in college for nursing and am a waitress butvi need a job with more income to provide for my family and im turned down every time.
Realistically no. A conviction can never be expunged in Virginia. Technically you could get a pardon from the governor and then expunge it, but technically you could find a winning lottery ticket next to the trash can at Taco Bell.
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While you cannot get a conviction expunged (taken off your record) in Virginia, you can ask the Governor for a simple pardon. Simple pardons are fairly common in Virginia. A simple pardon does not remove the conviction from your record, but is a statement of forgiveness by the Governor and, together with an honest explanation, often makes it easier to obtain employment.
Virginia only allows expungement for cases in which the defendant was found not guilty or the case was "discontinued" by the prosecution. As others have said, a pardon is near impossible to get. Sorry.
I agree with the other comments, it doesn't sound as if you can get this charge removed from your record. But, it also took place 7 years ago. If this was an isolated event and you haven't had any issues since then, you should be able to explain it as such. Have you considered whether there are other reasons you are not getting the job offers unrelated to this conviction?
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