Misdemeanors; expungement of criminal records. (SB725)

Introduced By

Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Expungement of certain misdemeanors. Allows a person convicted of certain misdemeanors who has successfully completed all terms of probation to file a petition for expungement 10 years after the conviction if he has never been convicted of any other offense. DUI, child abuse or neglect, domestic violence, sex offenses, and crimes that caused serious bodily injury do not qualify for expungement. Any conviction that is expunged will be considered a prior conviction for purposes of prosecution of any subsequent offense for which the prior conviction aggravates punishment. Read the Bill »


01/23/2013: Failed to Pass in Committee


12/04/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13
12/04/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100191D
12/04/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/22/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB725)
01/23/2013Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (12-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)


stephen writes:

This bill sounds like it's been written for a friend of dick Blacks. Why not make it for everyone. Fair is Fair.

Hal writes:

Crimes of domestic violence after 7 years should have the possibility of expungement if there was no bodily harm. This affects employment in major ways. It also according to the department of Social services in Fauquier county is a barrier crime, and is being used against me in a discriminatory fashion.

Richard writes:

I do notice that it seems to cater to a very specific type of ex-con, question I have is on the "sex offenses". I have a friend who has a sexual battery charge from 20 years ago and can't get a job still from it with that being the only thing on his record, not even a single speeding ticket. Now my question is does it have to be something that puts you on the sex offender registry because he is not on that. Just wondering