Shae Irving has written and edited for Nolo since 1994, specializing in estate planning and family law issues. She has written or co-written books and software, including Prenuptial Agreements: How to Write a Fair and Lasting Contract, Living Wills and Powers of Attorney for California, Get It Together: Organize Your Records So Your Family Won't Have To, and Nolo's Quicken WillMaker & Trust software. Shae graduated from UC Berkeley School of Law and briefly practiced law at a large San Francisco firm before becoming a legal author.
Articles By Shae Irving
Virginia’s expungement laws are restrictive, but there are a few circumstances under which you can apply to have your criminal record sealed.
Employers and landlords are increasingly asking about applicants’ criminal histories. Screening often involves a background check, or at least a Google search. Assume that your record will become known, and prepare now to handle it.
A pardon and an expungement are two different legal mechanisms with different legal results. Learn more about the advantages and limits of each.