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If you would like to attend the expungement clinic on July 12, 2024, please answer the following questions so that we can have everything prepared for your expungement petition by that date.

None of the information that you provide will be shared with anyone before the expungement clinic other than Legal Aid Justice Center staff, and to the extent necessary to obtain criminal records for your petition, the Martinsville Commonwealth’s Attorneys offices.

Please note that only non-convictions (nolle prosequi, straight dismissals, acquittal after trial) that were charged in Martinsville, VA can be expunged at this clinic. Some convictions will be eligible for sealing in 2025. See for more details. Please only sign-up below if you have any non-convictions on your record. Deferred dismissals (where you may have had to pay court costs and/or complete probation, community service, etc. before getting a dismissal) are generally NOT eligible for expungement, unless you/your attorney and the Commonwealth’s attorney agreed to it in the final disposition paperwork. If you think that there was such an agreement, please sign-up and we can check.

If we determine that you are not eligible, we will let you know and invite you to attend the information session about the new record sealing law that will take effect in 2025.

New College Institute Baldwin Building
191 Fayette Street, Martinsville VA 24112

July 12, 2024

11 am – 4 pm

Pre-registration is STRONGLY encouraged.
Please fill out the form below:

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Is the charge (or charges) you are hoping to expunge from Martinsville, VA? (Please note this clinic is only for charges that came out of Martinsville City. If your charges were elsewhere, please contact LAJC and we may be able to help you outside of the clinic).
Was your charge(s) dismissed or nolle prosequi, or were you acquitted (found not guilty)? (Please note that currently only non-convictions are eligible for expungement. Convictions may be eligible in 2025, please visit for more information)

If you do not pre-register, please bring Warrant of Arrest, Summons, or Indictment and Final Disposition Order.

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