Drug charges; expungement of records. (HB1463)

Introduced By

Del. Onzlee Ware (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Expungement of certain drug charges.  Provides that any person who has been convicted of a charge of possession of marijuana or had a charge of possession of marijuana or other drug discharged and dismissed in accordance with the provisions of 18.2-251, more than five years prior to his petition for expungement, may file a petition setting forth the relevant facts and requesting expungement of the police records and the court records relating to the charge. The bill adds that the Department of Criminal Justice Services shall maintain a record of the expungement to be made available to any attorney for the Commonwealth upon request. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/02/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100293D
12/02/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2011Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
01/24/2011Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely
02/08/2011Left in Courts of Justice