State of Washington v. Johnson

Billie Renee Morelli

Practice Area:Criminal Defense

Outcome:Succeeded in clearing Client's criminal history record. Appellate Court Ordered Trial Court to file Client's Discharge papers as of date of notice, allowing Client to immediately vacate his conviction.

Description:Client completed sentence several years ago, but the Court failed to issue client's Certificate of Discharge, which restores right to vote and allows future vacation of conviction. Trial Court refused to issue Certificate effective as of the date Court received notice that sentence was complete. Court of Appeals remanded to trial court directing issuance of Certificate of Discharge effective the date it received notice of completion of Client's sentence. Upon Discharge issuance Client motioned and received his vacation of conviction, allowing him to state for all purposes that he was never convicted of the crime, effectively clearing his criminal history.