Generally speaking, in Virginia, records relating to misdemeanor offenses which were dismissed may be expunged if the person accused does not have any criminal record unless the government convinces the court there is a good reason to not do so.  However, in Virginia, in order to be granted expungement of records relating to felony offenses which were dismissed the burden is on the person seeking expungement to prove to the court that the continued presence of the information will cause prejudice.