Know Your Rights
This link directs you to forms that you may print out and petition the governor for a pardon and/or restoration of your civil rights.
Expungement is a process where an individual who has been arrested and charged with a crime, but who was NOT convicted, can have police and court records of the arrest and charges sealed from public view. This does NOT mean the records are destroyed. The records are taken away from public view and can only be seen if the court gives permission (such as to a law enforcement officer).
VA legal aid programs are restricted from providing criminal defense. However, if you can not afford an attorney, you may be eligible to have the court appoint you an attorney, called a public defender. Please visit this link for contact information for your local public defender's office.