My question involves criminal law for the state of: Virginia.
Hi, I have a general question to ask or perhaps some advice. I recently was involved in a domestic incident with my husband, which resulted in me slapping him in the face. This happened in Virginia. I was arrested for the charge of Assult and Battery on a family member. I went to trial and basically the judge found me guilty of the crime, however, gave me an SIS. I have been assigned to attend a probation program called "Fresh Start", which consists of 24 weeks community group counseling. My attorney told me that the charges will automatically be dropped in 4/30/10, and the it will appear on my record as being "dismissed".
I currently hold a Top Secret clearance and I'm extremely concern that this may affect me in the future. I notified my boss about the incident, but he told me he did not want to make a report to our FSO's until there was a conviction of the crime. I would like to know how I should address this to my security FSO, is an SIS technically a conviction? Also, is it true that an SIS will be automatically appear as "dismissed" in my record? I have no prior record, and this was my first time offense. I will be reinvestigated in 2012 for my Top Secret.
Please advice a hopeless mother in Virginia.
Your feedback is greatly appreciated.