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Can my husband get a diversion on criminal charges if he hasnt been in trouble in 16 yrs?

Spokane, WA |
Attorney answers 2


Diversion is a term that is used to describe placement in an informal program in which you pay a fee, stay out of trouble and charges are dismissed.

If you mean expungement ... he would be eligible to expunge from his record after 5 years passes from the time that he completes sentencing.


I don't practice in WA. If, like the other counsel states, you mean expungement of 16 year old DV cases, then probably yes. Depends on whether they're felonies or misdemeanors.

Ed Blum

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