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I've reviewed your post. In what US state? What was the nature of the felony charge? Did the case proceed? If so, did it do so in adult or juvenile court?

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California, domestic threat over texting, got 6 months probation, was in juvenile court

Thank you.

If it was a juvenile matter, then it would be an adjudication rather than a conviction. A juvenile adjudication can be expunged after 5 years if there are no further problems with the system or after the juvenile becomes 18.

This would not happen automatically. It wil require a petition to the court and notification to the DA who could oppose it.

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