Overview Description

Records of an offense for which the clerk is required to furnish an abstract to the Department of Motor Vehicles will be expunged when the person turns 29. Va. Code Ann. § 16.1-306(A).

Ineligible Category or Citation

Va. Code Ann. § 16.1-306 (B).

Procedure General

The procedure is automatic.


There is no statutory language regarding fees.


Upon the destruction of the records, the violation of law will be treated as if it never occurred. All files, papers, and records, including electronic records and index references, will be deleted and the court and law-enforcement officers and agencies will reply—and the person can reply—to any inquiry that no record exists with respect to such person. Va. Code Ann. § 16.1-306(E).

Waiting Periods

The records are destroyed when the person has attained the age of 29.

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