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How do i know if my conviction record has been annulled, expunged, sealed, pardoned, erased or impounded, if not how could it get it that way?

1 Answers. Asked on Jun 11th, 2011 on Criminal Law - Virginia
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I'm trying to apply for a job and they said if my conviction record has been annulled, expunged, sealed, pardoned, erased or impounded i dont have to click yes to the question asking if i have been convicted.
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Answered on Oct 04th, 2011 at 1:12 PM

Virginia does not automatically expunge or seal records.  You would have had to have a court hearing for records of your convictions to be expunged ("erased"), and only things for which you are found "not guilty" or the charge is "nolle prossed" can be expunged.  Otherwise, anything for which you are convicted in Virginia stays on your criminal record.  If you want to see what your record contains, you can obtain your record from the State Police. 

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