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High court sets rules on expungement (access required)

A criminal defendant can have charges removed from police and court records even if it appears the trial judge believed he had committed the crime, the Supreme Court of Virginia ruled in two cases last week. The key, the court said in interpreting Virginia Code § 19.2-392.2(A), is whether the defendant entered a guilty plea or ...

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  1. Does this mean that if a defendant pleads “not guilty,” and then the case is taken under advisement, he can get his record expunged?

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