I have an Assault 4 charge from a few years ago I want to get taken off my record, but I just got charged with DUI. If I do a deferred prosecution on the DUI will I still be able to get the old charge off my record once the deferred prosecution is over?
Domestic Violence Lawyer
In many cases the answer to this question is yes. If the Assault 4 charge was not a domestic violence charge, and you have no other convictions or pending charges at the time you are asking the court to clear your Assault 4 charge, you would likely qualify under the relevant statute, RCW 9.96.060. You would not qualify, however, until you successfully completed the deferred prosecution and had the DUI dismissed. (This takes 5 years)
If your Assault charge was in Seattle, you can find the link to their instructions for clearing your record in their court below. I have also included a link to the RCW.
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