Chelsea Criminal Defense Lawyers

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3400 188th St SW, Suite 565
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 38 years expertise 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 individuals get old criminal convictions and arrests expunged from their records.

Paul Hanson has received the highest achievable ratings from several nationwide lawyer rating services. An "AV" score coming from Martindale-Hubbell along with a "10-Superb" rating from He is likewise a former Lynnwood City Prosecutor. Chelsea Criminal Defense Lawyer Hanson is quite skilled, aggressive, reasonably priced, and ideally located near Chelsea.


A criminal record takes place whenever a person is convicted of a crime by a court. The criminal conviction will typically constantly remain on the person's state criminal record until a legal motion (demand) to vacate conviction is brought under RCW 9.96.060 before the exact same court after a particular period. For a lot of criminal misdemeanor & gross misdemeanor convictions, the time duration is typically 3 to 5 years after court probation ends and after all monetary obligations owed to the court have been totally satisfied. And there must not be any brand-new criminal convictions/ charges/ arrests given that the conviction sought to be vacated. If all these prerequisites are fulfilled, a lot of municipal & district courts will typically give movements to vacate a criminal conviction. That results in the person no longer having a rap sheet for that specific conviction.

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

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

Nonconviction data (authorities arrest records, jail booking records, fingerprints/ photos (mugshots) records, etc) happen whenever a person is arrested/jailed however no criminal charges are ever filed in court. Such nonconviction data are held by Washington State police for many years. Regional detaining authorities firms & the Washington State Patrol Criminal History Section in Olympia, WA both retain nonconviction data.

Under RCW 10.97.060 and WAC 446-16-025, persons may make written demands to expunge/delete such authorities nonconviction data. These demands must be made to both the regional detaining authorities company and to the Washington State Patrol Criminal History Section in Olympia, WA. Such demands will typically be approved if there have been no charges within two years of the nonconviction data sought to be erased, 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 likewise be utilized by property owners to deny rental housing/ houses and by companies to deny job applications, job promos, etc. Protect your job and future. Call Chelsea criminal record expungement lawyer 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, photos and other nonconviction data.

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