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Chelsea, WA Criminal Defense Lawyers
Chelsea, WA Criminal Defense Lawyers

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Chelsea Criminal Defense Lawyer

Paul Hanson has over 35 years experience in defending misdemeanor as well as felony criminal charges throughout Chelsea 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 been given the greatest attainable standings from several national lawyer rating services. An "AV" score from Martindale-Hubbell and a "10-Superb" rating from He is likewise a former Lynnwood City Prosecutor. Chelsea Criminal Defense Lawyer Hanson is quite experienced, aggressive, reasonably priced, and ideally found close by Chelsea.


A criminal record occurs whenever an individual is convicted of a crime by a court. The criminal conviction will normally always stay on the person's state criminal record until a legal motion (demand) to vacate conviction is brought under RCW 9.96.060 before the same court after a particular time period. For most criminal misdemeanor & gross misdemeanor convictions, the time duration is normally 3 to 5 years after court probation ends and after all monetary obligations owed to the court have been fully satisfied. And there must not be any brand-new criminal convictions/ charges/ arrests given that the conviction sought to be vacated. If all these preconditions are fulfilled, most municipal & district courts will normally grant motions to vacate a criminal conviction. That results in the person no longer having a rap sheet for that particular conviction.

An individual whose criminal conviction is vacated may legally state on future job applications that he/she has never had a rap sheet.

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

Nonconviction data (authorities arrest records, jail booking records, fingerprints/ images (mugshots) records, etc) take place whenever an individual is arrested/jailed however no criminal charges are ever submitted in court. Such nonconviction data are held by Washington State law enforcement agencies for several years. Local arresting authorities firms & the Washington State Patrol Criminal History Section in Olympia, WA both maintain nonconviction data.

Under RCW 10.97.060 and WAC 446-16-025, individuals may make written requests to expunge/delete such authorities nonconviction data. These requests must be made to both the regional arresting authorities firm and to the Washington State Patrol Criminal History Section in Olympia, WA. Such requests will normally be approved if there have been no charges within 2 years of the nonconviction data sought to be deleted, and over 3 years have passed given that the date of the old arrest.

The site for the Washington State Criminal History Section is

Nonconviction data, like criminal conviction records, can also be used by landlords to deny rental real estate/ apartment or condos and by employers to deny job applications, job promotions, and so on

. Protect your job and future. Call Chelsea 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, fingerprints, images and other nonconviction data.

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