Chelsea Criminal Defense Lawyers

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Lynnwood, WA 98037

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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 helps clients get old criminal convictions and arrests expunged from their records.

Paul Hanson has acquired the highest attainable rankings from several national lawyer rating services. An "AV" score from Martindale-Hubbell as well as a "10-Superb" rating from He is additionally a former Lynnwood City Prosecutor. Chelsea Criminal Defense Lawyer Hanson is extremely seasoned, aggressive, reasonably priced, and ideally located nearby Chelsea.


A criminal record takes place whenever a person is founded guilty of a criminal offense by a court. The criminal conviction will generally constantly remain on the individual's state criminal record till a legal motion (demand) to vacate conviction is brought under RCW 9.96.060 before the exact same court after a specific time period. For many criminal misdemeanor & gross misdemeanor convictions, the time period is generally 3 to 5 years after court probation ends and after all financial commitments owed to the court have been totally pleased. 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, many local & district courts will generally give motions to vacate a criminal conviction. That results in the individual no longer having a criminal record for that particular conviction.

A person whose criminal conviction is vacated may legally mention on future job applications that he/she has never ever had a criminal record.

Under RCW 9.96.060, a person is restricted to just one getaway of a misdemeanor criminal conviction. Convictions for DUIs and particular misdemeanor sex criminal activities can not be vacated.

Nonconviction data (police arrest records, jail booking records, fingerprints/ photos (mugshots) records, etc) occur whenever a person is arrested/jailed but no criminal charges are ever submitted in court. Such nonconviction data are held by Washington State law enforcement agencies for many years. Local detaining police agencies & the Washington State Patrol Criminal History Area in Olympia, WA both retain nonconviction data.

Under RCW 10.97.060 and WAC 446-16-025, individuals may make written requests to expunge/delete such police nonconviction data. These requests must be made to both the regional detaining police company and to the Washington State Patrol Criminal History Area in Olympia, WA. Such requests will generally be approved 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 site for the Washington State Criminal History Area is

Nonconviction data, like criminal conviction records, can likewise be utilized by landlords to deny rental housing/ houses and by employers to deny job applications, job promos, and so on

. Secure your job and future. Call Chelsea criminal record expungement legal representative attorney Paul Hanson to assist you clear your old court criminal record and old police criminal history. He'll assist vacate you vacate old court criminal convictions and expunge/delete old police criminal history, arrest records, fingerprints, photos and other nonconviction data.

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