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Criminal – Record Expungement – ‘First Offender’ Dismissal (access required)

A defendant who had a marijuana possession charge dismissed pursuant to her plea of no contest and a first offender statute, Va. Code § 18.2-251, is not entitled to expungement of the record, and the Virginia Supreme Court reverses the circuit court’s order of expungement. Three years after the charge was dismissed upon appellant’s successful completion ...