Seeking An Expungement To Clear Your Record
Whether you realize it or not, your criminal record can have a significant impact on your life. Even criminal charges that happened decades into your past can rear their ugly head and make you feel like you are never truly starting over with a clean slate.
Seeking an expungement can make a difference. Although the process can take time, and there is no guarantee a judge will grant an expungement, it’s worth looking into, especially if it can help you obtain gainful employment.
Helping You Understand The Expungement Process
After reviewing your case, the attorneys at Sevila Saunders Huddleston White can help you determine if certain crimes or your entire criminal record are eligible for expungement. In Virginia, not all criminal charges are eligible for expungement. We can help you identify which ones are and walk you through the process of seeking the restoration of your record.
Comprised of attorneys William R. Fitzpatrick and R. Penn Bain, our defense team will work with you every step of the way, making sure you understand how your rights will be impacted by an expungement.
We can help you:
- Properly prepare your petition with the court
- File copies of your petition in Circuit Court
- Request a copy of your criminal history from the Central Criminal Records Exchange
- Schedule a hearing and advocate as to why an expungement should be granted
An Expungement Can Greatly Benefit Your Life
The benefits of securing an expungement are many. Not only is your record sealed from potential employers, landlords and banks also will not have access to your record, which might otherwise lead to a denied lease or loan.
Restoring Your Gun Rights
Many people do not understand that restoring your gun rights is typically a two-step process. First, the governor must restore your civil rights. Second, you must petition the Circuit Court in the county where you reside or, if you’re not a resident of Virginia, the county where the conviction occurred.
After reviewing your case, the attorneys at SSHW can assist you in petitioning to get your gun rights back. There are many instances where you may not have to go to court. Each situation is different. We can help you restore your gun rights as we have helped many others.
Make An Appointment Today
For more than 40 years, our firm has successfully helped individuals who were facing criminal charges, as well as those looking to clear existing criminal records. Take advantage of our skill and experience by contacting us and scheduling an initial consultation.