You may be able to expunge your Virginia criminal record if you were acquitted, the charges against you were nol prossed or otherwise dismissed, where someone else committed a crime using your identity. or where your conviction was pardoned for innocence.
Virginia has no provision for expunging adult conviction records, except those that have been vacated pursuant to a writ of actual innocence or those who received an absolute pardon.
If you were not adjudicated, or if you accepted deferred adjudication and dismissal without an adjudication of guilt, juvenile record sealing is generally available.
Virginia provides for the automatic destruction of most juvenile records if you are at least 19 and 5 years have elapsed since any juvenile hearing in your case. Certain exceptions apply.
If you are not eligible to have your Virginia criminal record expunged/sealed, you still may be eligible for a pardon or other relief. The Virginia Parole Board has the authority to investigate and make recommendation to the Governor on pardon applications.