Police and court records; expungement of records for misdemeanor and nonviolent felony convictions. (HB32)

Introduced By

Del. Joe Lindsey (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Expungement of police and court records; misdemeanor and nonviolent felony convictions. Allows a person convicted of a misdemeanor or nonviolent felony to file a petition requesting expungement of the police and court records relating to the conviction if such person has (i) been free from any term of incarceration, probation, and postrelease supervision imposed as a result of such conviction for at least eight years, (ii) no prior or subsequent convictions other than traffic infractions, and (iii) no pending criminal proceeding. Read the Bill »


11/19/2019: In Committee


11/19/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100626D


Robert Legge writes:

This bill should be passed not because it is being nice to those who have been convicted of a felony but rather that it serves the best interests of the community. Giving people lifetime felony records is like throwing away half their education we paid $100K for.

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