Police and court records; expungement of records, misdemeanor and felony convictions. (SB808)

Introduced By

Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), and Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Expungement of police and court records; misdemeanor and felony convictions. Allows a person convicted of a criminal offense to file a petition requesting expungement of the police and court records relating to the conviction if such person (i) has been free from any term of incarceration, probation, and postrelease supervision imposed as a result of such conviction for (a) at least eight years for a misdemeanor offense or (b) at least 12 years for a felony offense; (ii) has no subsequent convictions other than traffic infractions; and (iii) has no pending criminal proceeding. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103819D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/20/2020Assigned Juciciary sub: Criminal Law
01/20/2020Assigned Judiciary sub: Criminal Law
01/29/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB808)
01/29/2020Continued to 2021 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)