HB 293

  • Virginia House Bill
  • 2021 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Dec 30, 2019
  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor

Police and court records; expungement of records.


Expungement of police and court records; nolleprosequi taken or acquittal. Provides that a court that takesa nolle prosequi or enters a judgment acquitting a person of a criminalcharge shall, upon motion of the person, enter an order requiringthe expungement of the police and court records relating to the charge.Currently, such a person may file a separate petition for the expungementof such records; however, except in certain cases involving misdemeanorcharges, the person is not entitled to an order of expungement, andthe court hearing the petition must find that the continued existenceand possible dissemination of such records causes or may cause circumstancesthat constitute a manifest injustice to such person before such anorder will be entered.

Bill Sponsors (8)



Dec 04, 2020


Left in Courts of Justice

Jan 31, 2020


Continued to 2021 in Courts of Justice

Dec 30, 2019


Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102010D


Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice

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