We frequently hear from clients who want help clearing old criminal charges off of their record. We know that criminal charges can hinder employment, security clearance, and educational opportunities. In many cases, our clients just want charges removed because it's a source of embarrassment. Unfortunately, Virginia law makes this process complicated. Virginia only allows expungement in cases where the charges were either dismissed or "nolle prossed." Even cases that were dismissed following a "deferred finding" may not qualify for expungement. What does and does not qualify is often confusing, and we're here to help you. If you have an old embarrassing criminal charge that you believe was either dismissed or dropped by the prosecution, we would be happy to review your situation to see if you qualify for an expungement. If you do qualify, our service includes filing all necessary paperwork and making court appearances on your behalf.