Overview Description

Records relating to purchasing or possessing alcoholic beverages while underage pursuant to Va. Code Ann. § 4.1-305, that were deferred and dismissed, shall be automatically sealed. Va. Code Ann. § 19.2-392.6(A).

Ineligible Category or Citation

If on the date of the deferral, dismissal, or conviction, a person was convicted of another offense that is not eligible for automatic sealing under Va. Code Ann. § 19.2-392.6(A),(B), that person is not eligible for automatic sealing. Va. Code Ann. § 19.2-392.6(D)

Procedure General

The procedure is automatic. Va. Code Ann. § 19.2-392.6(A).


There is no statutory language regarding fees.


Upon entry of such an order for sealing, the clerk of court shall not disseminate any court record of such arrest, charge, or conviction, except in certain circumstances. Va. Code Ann. § 19.2-392.13.

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