Misdemeanor drug offenses, certain; expungement. (HB865)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Expungement of certain misdemeanor drug offenses. Allows a person convicted of a misdemeanor offense of possession of a controlled substance or marijuana, or charged with such an offense which charge was deferred and dismissed, who has successfully completed all terms of probation to file a petition for expungement one year after the completion of such terms if he has not been convicted of any offense involving violence. Any conviction that is expunged will be considered a prior conviction for purposes of prosecution of any subsequent offense for which the prior conviction statutorily enhances punishment. The bill also provides that any outstanding fines or costs from the misdemeanor conviction may be waived or reduced for an indigent petitioner or for good cause shown. Read the Bill »


12/04/2020: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104880D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/31/2020Continued to 2021 in Courts of Justice
12/04/2020Left in Courts of Justice