Ballard Criminal Defense Lawyers

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Lynnwood, WA 98037

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Ballard, WA Criminal Defense Lawyers
Ballard, WA Criminal Defense Lawyers

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Paul Hanson has over 35 years practical experience in defending misdemeanor and also felony criminal charges throughout Ballard and Washington State. He practices in all the district and municipal courts in King County And he assists clients get old criminal convictions and arrests expunged from their records.

Paul Hanson has received the highest possible scores from several national lawyer rating companies. An "AV" rating coming from Martindale-Hubbell and also a "10-Superb" rating from He is likewise a past Lynnwood City Prosecutor. Ballard Criminal Defense Lawyer Hanson is extremely seasoned, aggressive, budget-friendly, and ideally found close by Ballard.


A rap sheet occurs whenever an individual is founded guilty of a criminal offense by a court. The criminal conviction will usually always stay on the individual's state rap sheet until a legal movement (request) to vacate conviction is brought under RCW 9.96.060 before the exact same court after a particular time period. For the majority of criminal misdemeanor & gross misdemeanor convictions, the time duration is usually 3 to 5 years after court probation ends and after all financial responsibilities owed to the court have been completely pleased. And there must not be any new criminal convictions/ charges/ arrests since the conviction looked for to be vacated. If all these prerequisites are satisfied, the majority of local & district courts will usually approve movements to vacate a criminal conviction. That results in the individual no longer having a criminal record for that particular conviction.

An individual whose criminal conviction is vacated might legally specify on future job applications that he/she has never ever had a criminal record.

Under RCW 9.96.060, an individual is restricted to only one vacation of a misdemeanor criminal conviction. Convictions for DUIs and particular misdemeanor sex criminal offenses can not be vacated.

Nonconviction information (cops arrest records, prison booking records, fingerprints/ pictures (mugshots) records, etc) take place whenever an individual is arrested/jailed but no criminal charges are ever filed in court. Such nonconviction information are held by Washington State police for several years. Regional arresting cops agencies & the Washington State Patrol Criminal History Area in Olympia, WA both keep nonconviction information.

Under RCW 10.97.060 and WAC 446-16-025, individuals might make written demands to expunge/delete such cops nonconviction information. These demands must be made to both the regional arresting cops agency and to the Washington State Patrol Criminal History Area in Olympia, WA. Such demands will usually be given if there have been no charges within 2 years of the nonconviction information looked for to be deleted, and over 3 years have passed since the date of the old arrest.

The site for the Washington State Criminal History Area is

Nonconviction information, like criminal conviction records, can likewise be used by property managers to deny rental real estate/ houses and by employers to deny job applications, job promotions, etc

. Secure your job and future. Call Ballard rap sheet expungement lawyer attorney Paul Hanson to assist you clear your old court rap sheet and old cops criminal history. He'll assist vacate you vacate old court criminal convictions and expunge/delete old cops criminal history, arrest records, fingerprints, pictures and other nonconviction information.

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