Clear Your Name with a Virginia Expungement
First and foremost, it is important to know that an expungement is not an option for everyone in traffic court. You can only seek an expungement if you were arrested and acquitted of the charge because, although you weren't convicted, the arrest still stays on your record. Virginia drivers seek out an expungement when they want that arrest wiped away. It may seem trivial if you were not convicted, but many residents of Virginia that work in Washington D.C. may face issues with security clearances if they work in a government or military-related occupation.
If you would like an expungement, talk to an experienced Virginia lawyer from Jarrell, Hicks & Waldman, PC first. They will be able to evaluate your situation and provide advice as to how you should proceed. Remember, they did this many times before, so it's best to always consult a professional first. It may end up saving you a lot of time and money.
After speaking with your attorney, go to the Circuit Court in the jurisdiction where you were charged and file a Petition for Expungement. The petition will ask the court to remove the arrest from your record. If after reading your petition they find your request to be reasonable, they will enter an order to have the arrest erased.
Expungements can be pretty simple if you are qualified to receive one. Many people looking for expungements have already been convicted and don't realize they are not eligible. If you went to court and were convicted of a crime, the chances of your arrest being taken off your record are slim to none.
If you were arrested for reckless driving or other serious traffic offense, contact the law office of Jarrell, Hicks & Waldman, PC at 888-783-9701 for a free consultation. You are also invited to request a complementary copy of their book, It's Not Just a Ticket: A Law-Abiding Citizen's Guide to DUI and Serious Traffic Offenses in Virginia.