Records relating to a misdemeanor conviction can be expunged by the court five years after sentence completion if the person served between 181 and 365 days in jail. V.I. Code Ann. tit. 5, §§ 3734, 3737.
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Ineligible Category or Citation
There is no statutory language regarding ineligible offenses.
The petition must be filed in the superior court with service on the Virgin Islands Department of Justice. For the specific procedure, see V.I. Code Ann. tit. 5, §§ 3732 et seq.
There is no statutory language regarding fees.
The person is treated as if they were never arrested. The Superior Court can order the disclosure of the expunged conviction records to a court when preparing pre-sentences, conducting jury selection, detention, or setting bail, or to an agency of the territorial or federal government that is considering the person for a position. V.I. Code Ann. tit. 5, §§ 3738, 3739.
The petition can be filed five years after the completion of jail term or probation term, whichever is later.