My question involves criminal records for the state of: Virginia
I am 21 years old, about to graduate with my Bachelors in Criminal Justice from a 4 year University in Virginia. During my Sophomore and Junior year I received two possession of marijuana charges. The first one was getting ready to be expunged after I completed VASAP until I received another one, so I pleaded guilty to both and now have TWO Class U Possession of Marijuana charges on my record.
My question is: How can I go about getting these charges sealed or expunged from my record?
I no longer live or work in Virginia. I am currently trying to find normal level jobs in the Maryland area as I finish my degree, (such as Walmart or Gas Station Cashiers) and I am getting denied employment because of these misdemeanors.
Also, will these charges hurt me when I apply to begin my masters and for financial aid?
P.S.- Today is November/2012, I received the 1st charge in Feb/2011, and the 2nd in June/2012 so they are really only a little over a year old.