Below is a general overview of when juvenile records can be expunged in Virginia. Please note that the Clean Slate Clearinghouse does not provide legal advice. Read the legal policies and statutes for detailed statutory information. Juvenile Record Clearance Policies Overview Most juvenile records can be expunged.
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Service area: Fairfax and Prince William counties, the City of Alexandria
Service Area: Arlington, Fairfax, and Prince William counties
Service Area: Arlington, Fairfax, Stafford and Loudoun counties, and the cities of Alexandria and Manassas
Service area: Town of Herndon, Town of Manassas Park, Town of Vienna, City of Alexandria, City of Falls Church, City of Leesburg, City of Manassass, and Arlington, Fairfax County, Loudoun, and Prince William counties.
Service area: Hampton, Newport News, and Norfolk counties, and the cities of Chesapeake, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach
Service area: Statewide
Criminal records resulting from identity theft can be expunged by the court. Va. Code Ann. § 19.2-392.2(B).View Details
Records relating to any proceeding where the juvenile was found innocent or whose delinquency proceeding was otherwise dismissed will be automatically expunged. Va. Code Ann. § 16.1-306(A).View Details
Records relating to any proceeding where the juvenile was found innocent or whose delinquency proceeding was otherwise dismissed can be expunged. Va. Code Ann. § 16.1-306(C).View Details
Records relating to a delinquent act which would be a misdemeanor if committed by an adult will be expunged automatically the year after the person turns 19, so long as five years have elapsed since the date of the last hearing in the case. Va. Code Ann. § 16.1-306(A).View Details