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Is this in reference to a conviction that already occurred, or is it one that is pending?
And is the felony conviction for a "wobbler" (a crime that can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony)?
While there isn't a mechanism to have a conviction that was previously entered moved down from a felony to a misdemeanor, NV is fairly progressive when it comes to sealing criminal records.
A sealed record is similar to an expungement (it doesn't go away, but it is no longer public), and it is much more effective than simply moving the conviction down to a misdemeanor.
Unfortunately, for a domestic violence conviction (regardless as to whether it was a felony or a misdemeanor, is going to require that the case be concluded (all probation/parole completed) for a period of at least 7 years prior to filing to have the record sealed.
See: http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/public-defender/Documents/Sealing%20Records%20Booklet.pdf (Packet for Clark Co. but information is appropriate state wide)
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