Federal Way, WA asked in Domestic Violence for Washington

Q: Hello - My Father was convicted of a domestic violence charge over 20 years ago. Can this be expunged?

His ex-wife who had him arrested is even willing to appear in court with him because she knows that what actually happened back then in no way justified a DV charge and subsequent conviction....Please advise....Thank you

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Jason Powers
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Jason Powers
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  • Domestic Violence Lawyer
  • Mt Vernon, WA
  • Licensed in Washington

A: He may be able to have the charge vacated. More facts are needed such as what type of DV charge? Was it a felony or misdemeanor? Were the terms of probation completed? If the DV charge was a misdemeanor, the answer is probably. If it was a felony it may be vacated depending on the charge. I suggest you meet with an attorney to discuss this further and bring any paperwork from the court hearings.

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