In Washington, we use the term "vacation of conviction" when describing the removal of criminal records for the purposes of employment and housing. You can review the legal guide, below, for how the steps on how to vacate a misdemeanor fourth degree assault that has a domestic violence classification.
You might be able to have the Felony removed from your record. First, it is helpful to know what the Class of Felony was (Class A, B, or C). The clock starts from the point when you completed all the conditions required by the court and obtained a Certificate of Discharge. For more information view the links below.
CrRLJ 4.1 ARRAIGNMENT
At arraignment, defendants are apprised of their rights in a criminal case and of the charges against them, for the first time. At the arraignment hearing the judge may also make a finding of probable cause and set bail and other conditions of release, in addition to asking a defendant to enter a plea of guilty or not guilty. While arraignment is a critical stage in the proceedings and thus should require the presence of counsel pursuant to CrRLJ 3.1, the current version...
There are a number of factors here. First, "domestic violence" is a designation that can be added to any crime. For example, you can be convicted of assault in the second degree, domestic violence. You could also be convicted of malicious mischief in the second degree, domestic violence. What crime is alleged? Also, sentencing for Felonies is based on whether there is any criminal history. The more criminal history, the more "points" the person has. This, in turn, increases the potential...
It will not drop off your record automatically. And, no, it does not stay on forever, like DUI. However, in order to have it removed from your record, you need to take certain actions. The first is to complete all the terms and conditions of your sentence (fines, community service, etc.). From this point, the clock starts. You can learn more about the procedures and requirement by viewing the link on Vacation of Misdemeanor Convictions.
You could be questioned for as long as you consent to be questioned. If an officer begins questioning you, you can ask if you are free to leave. If the officer says yes, you should take the opportunity to leave and contact a parent or attorney. If the officer says no, you should not answer any more questions without speaking to a lawyer. You should ask to have attorney present before any more questioning.
First you need to determine why your license was suspended and then you will know the degree of DWLS you could be charged with. The degree of the crime depends on the reason for the suspension or revocation. This ranges from first to third degree. The degree of DWLS will then determine the penalty.