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  • The Expungement Process

    This article describes steps to take when trying to expunge criminal records from public access. Content Detail

    Virginia Legal Aid Society, Inc.
  • Ask for A Pardon and/or Have your Voting Rights Restored

    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. Content Detail

  • Driver's License Restoration

    In Virginia, driving is considered a privilege - not a right. Therefore, there are certain steps and tasks you must complete before your license to drive is restored - even if you want only a restricted license. Content Detail

    Virginia Legal Aid Society, Inc.
  • Expungements in Virginia

    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). Read More

    Virginia Legal Aid Society, Inc.
  • Offender Aid and Restoration of Richmond

    The mission of Offender Aid and Restoration of Richmond, Inc. (OAR) is to provide community managed services aimed at restoring the individual offender as a responsible member of the community Content Detail

  • Public Defender's Agency Directory

    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. Content Detail