Nonviolent misdemeanor convictions; expungement of offense after passage of five years. (HB1925)

Introduced By

Del. Onzlee Ware (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Expungement of nonviolent misdemeanor convictions. Provides that any person who has been convicted of only one non-violent misdemeanor offense that is not a violation of 18.2-266 (DUI) or an offense for which registration is required under 9.1-902 (sex offender registry offenses), when more than five years have passed from the date of conviction, all terms and conditions of probation have been satisfied and completed, and all fines, costs, and restitution have been paid, may file a petition with the proper district court in the jurisdiction where the conviction was obtained for expungement of the conviction. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13102839D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/15/2013Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
01/16/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1925)
01/16/2013Subcommittee recommends striking from docket
01/23/2013Stricken from docket by Courts of Justice


stephen writes:

This should not apply to DUI, there is no cure for those people according to the united states Surgeon General. Drunk drivers repeat their crimes 8 times higher than sex offenders.

stephen writes:

My Bad, I read the bill wrong.

ACLU-VA Criminal Justice, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

The ACLU of Virginia is monitoring this bill that would allow nonviolent misdemeanor convictions to be expunged after five years.