Fairfax Expungements Lawyers

There may be nothing more damaging to a person's future than a criminal record. Employment and educational opportunities, securing a loan for a car or house, and obtaining a lease can all become much more challenging when an arrest or conviction shows up on your criminal background check. In some cases, it may be possible to have your criminal records sealed so that they are no longer visible to the general public.

Through a process called expungement, you can have arrest records sealed when you found not guilty or the charge was dropped without any finding of guilt. Once the record is sealed, it will no longer show up on your Virginia Criminal Record, and the court clerk is required to say that he or she has no information about the arrest. On occasion, additional efforts are required to get expunged records removed from private background check files.

Prospective employers and others are not allowed to ask about expunged records. You can honestly answer "no" to questions regarding criminal history if the only criminal records you had were expunged. The only parties that will have access to expunged records are law enforcement officials and federal government agencies that need them for security clearance purposes.

Northern VA Record Sealing Attorneys

The process for obtaining an expungement is extremely complex, and Virginia has some of the most stringent requirements in the country for allowing them. Be sure that you have an experienced lawyer who can give you the best chance of obtaining a positive result. At the law firm of Surovell Isaacs & Levy PLC, we have helped countless clients to get a fresh start on their futures by helping them seal their criminal records.

Expungements are not automatically approved in Virginia, and a compelling argument needs to be made in order to get them approved. Our Fairfax expungements attorneys know what the courts look for in these requests, and we know the best approach to successfully presenting your case.

Protecting Your Rights After Expungement

If your record has been expunged and the charge keeps coming up, it is possible that private reporting agencies are erroneously or illegally including expunged charges on your background check. We can work to correct the matter and explore the possibility of pursuing a civil claim when appropriate. It is a class one misdemeanor in Virginia for a party with access to disclose an expunged charge.

Schedule an Initial Consultation With an Attorney

When you hire our firm, we will provide a complete review of your situation and let you know if your record is eligible to be sealed. If so, we will pursue every available option in an effort to restore your reputation and preserve your future. Contact our office today to schedule an initial consultation. You can reach us by phone at 703-648-8279 or simply contact us online.