If I was arrested 3 years ago for public intoxication and spent the night in jail but my case was dismissed, can I get the arrest expunged from my record?

Do I have to get 2 expungements – 1 for the arrest and 1 for the time that I spent in jail? Also, I checked my name on-line and it showed up. If I get expunged will it disappear/not be visible online for the public? That’s the only thing on my record (I don’t even have speeding tickets).

Asked on October 1, 2013 under Criminal Law, Virginia

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Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Since the case against you for public intoxication was dismissed then there is no criminal conviction to be expunged. You may wish to consult with a criminal defense attorney to see about getting your arrest record for the event sealed.


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