Bothell Criminal Defense Lawyers

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3400 188th St SW, Suite 565
Lynnwood, WA 98037

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Bothell, WA Criminal Defense Lawyers
Bothell, WA Criminal Defense Lawyers

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Bothell Criminal Defense Lawyer

Paul Hanson has over 35 years experience in defending misdemeanor and also felony criminal charges throughout Bothell 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 obtained the highest achievable rankings from several nationwide lawyer rating companies. An "AV" score from Martindale-Hubbell as well as a "10-Superb" rating from He is also a former Lynnwood City Prosecutor. Bothell Criminal Defense Lawyer Hanson is extremely experienced, aggressive, cost effective, and ideally located close by Bothell.


A rap sheet takes place whenever an individual is founded guilty of a crime by a court. The criminal conviction will normally constantly remain on the person's state criminal record until a legal motion (request) to vacate conviction is brought under RCW 9.96.060 prior to the exact same court after a particular period. For many criminal misdemeanor & gross misdemeanor convictions, the time period is normally 3 to 5 years after court probation ends and after all financial commitments owed to the court have been totally satisfied. And there should not be any brand-new criminal convictions/ charges/ arrests given that the conviction sought to be vacated. If all these prerequisites are satisfied, many municipal & district courts will normally give motions to vacate a criminal conviction. That results in the person no longer having a criminal record for that particular conviction.

A person whose criminal conviction is vacated might legally specify on future task applications that he/she has never had a criminal record.

Under RCW 9.96.060, an individual is limited to just one vacation of a misdemeanor criminal conviction. Convictions for DUIs and specific misdemeanor sex criminal activities can not be vacated.

Nonconviction data (authorities arrest records, prison booking records, finger prints/ pictures (mugshots) records, etc) take place whenever an individual is arrested/jailed but no criminal charges are ever filed in court. Such nonconviction data are held by Washington State law enforcement agencies for many years. Regional arresting authorities firms & the Washington State Patrol Criminal History Area in Olympia, WA both retain nonconviction data.

Under RCW 10.97.060 and WAC 446-16-025, persons might make written requests to expunge/delete such authorities nonconviction data. These requests should be made to both the regional arresting authorities company and to the Washington State Patrol Criminal History Area in Olympia, WA. Such requests will normally be granted if there have been no charges within two years of the nonconviction data sought to be deleted, and over 3 years have passed given that the date of the old arrest.

The website for the Washington State Criminal History Area is

Nonconviction data, like criminal conviction records, can likewise be used by proprietors to reject rental real estate/ homes and by companies to reject task applications, task promotions, etc

. Protect your task and future. Call Bothell criminal record expungement legal representative attorney Paul Hanson to help you clear your old court criminal record and old authorities criminal history. He'll help vacate you vacate old court criminal convictions and expunge/delete old authorities criminal history, arrest records, finger prints, pictures and other nonconviction data.

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