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 practical experience in defending misdemeanor and also felony criminal charges throughout Chelsea and Washington State. He practices in all the district and municipal courts in King County And he assists individuals get old criminal convictions and arrests expunged from their records.

Paul Hanson has acquired the highest achievable scores from many nationwide lawyer rating companies. An "AV" ranking from Martindale-Hubbell and also a "10-Superb" rating from He is likewise a former Lynnwood City Prosecutor. Chelsea Criminal Defense Lawyer Hanson is extremely seasoned, aggressive, budget-friendly, and ideally located not far away Chelsea.


A rap sheet occurs whenever a person is founded guilty of a crime by a court. The criminal conviction will generally always remain on the individual's state rap sheet until a legal movement (request) to vacate conviction is brought under RCW 9.96.060 before the very same court after a certain time period. For a lot of 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 fully satisfied. And there need to not be any new criminal convictions/ charges/ arrests considering that the conviction sought to be vacated. If all these preconditions are met, a lot of community & district courts will generally give motions to vacate a criminal conviction. That leads to the individual no longer having a criminal record for that specific conviction.

An individual whose criminal conviction is vacated may lawfully 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 trip of a misdemeanor criminal conviction. Convictions for DUIs and specific misdemeanor sex criminal activities can not be vacated.

Nonconviction information (authorities arrest records, jail booking records, finger prints/ photos (mugshots) records, etc) take place whenever a person is arrested/jailed however no criminal charges are ever filed in court. Such nonconviction information are held by Washington State police for several years. Local detaining authorities companies & the Washington State Patrol Criminal History Section in Olympia, WA both retain nonconviction information.

Under RCW 10.97.060 and WAC 446-16-025, individuals may make written requests to expunge/delete such authorities nonconviction information. These requests need to be made to both the regional detaining authorities company and to the Washington State Patrol Criminal History Section in Olympia, WA. Such requests will generally be granted if there have been no charges within two years of the nonconviction information sought to be deleted, and over 3 years have passed considering that the date of the old arrest.

The website for the Washington State Criminal History Section is

Nonconviction information, like criminal conviction records, can likewise be used by landlords to deny rental real estate/ homes and by companies to deny job applications, job promotions, etc

. Protect your job and future. Call Chelsea rap sheet expungement lawyer attorney Paul Hanson to help you clear your old court rap sheet 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, photos and other nonconviction information.

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