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Expungement Frequently Asked Questions

You probably have a lot of questions about an expungement. The information listed below is only intended to provide you with basic information about West Virginia Expungement laws. Every person’s situation is different, and the only way to know for sure if you qualify for an expungement is to call and talk with one of our attorneys.

What does an Expungement Actually Mean?

An expungement means that all records related to the criminal case – including the arrest records, police reports, index records, etc. – are considered, as a matter of law, never to have occurred. After a successful expungement, you do not have to disclose any criminal record on any application for employment, credit, or other type of application.

Like most laws, there are exceptions. That is why it is important to talk with an attorney experienced in handling expungements.

Can all Criminal Convictions be Expunged?

While many criminal convictions are subject to expungement, there are certain categories of criminal convictions that cannot be expunged. The best way to know for sure whether you qualify for an expungement is to contact The Moore Law Firm to discuss your personal situation.

Some of the main type of non-expungable convictions include:

  • A felony offense of violence
  • A felony in which the victim was a minor
  • Certain sexual offenses
  • Any offense in which a deadly weapon was used
  • Domestic offenses
  • Abuse or neglect of an incapacitated adult
  • DUI
  • Driving while license suspended or revoked
  • Cruelty to animals
  • Stalking/Harassment
  • Burglary
  • Certain traffic offenses for holders of a commercial driver’s license
  • Conspiracy or attempt to commit a felony of any of the above

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