An Expungement is an action that removes police and court records relating to a criminal offense from public access. An Expungement in Northern Virginia is available when the case resulted in an acquittal, dismissal, nolle prosequi, absolute pardon or a case of a name used in error. If a record is expunged the information is taken out of the public record and is only allowed to be accessed by court order.
Virginia criminal code defines it as any person who commits the crime of assault and battery and the victim happens to be a family or household member.
Depending upon the circumstances, the criminal history, and the willingness of the victim to see the defendant go to jail an experienced attorney, through effective negotiation and plea bargaining can have the jail time suspended and have defendant placed on probation without being found guilty under VA Code 18.2-57.3 in Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, and Prince William County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court for your case.