Cowley Criminal Defense Lawyers

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3500 188th St SW, Suite 205
Lynnwood, WA 98037

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Cowley, WA Criminal Defense Lawyers
Cowley, WA Criminal Defense Lawyers

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Cowley Criminal Defense Lawyer

Paul Hanson has over 40+ years experience in defending misdemeanor and also felony criminal charges throughout Cowley 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 highest possible rankings from several nationwide lawyer rating companies. An "AV" ranking from Martindale-Hubbell along with a "10-Superb" rating from He is additionally a former Lynnwood, WA City Prosecutor. Cowley Criminal Defense Lawyer Hanson is extremely seasoned, aggressive, cost effective, and conveniently located nearby Cowley.



A rap sheet occurs whenever an individual is founded guilty of a criminal offense by a court. The criminal conviction will typically always remain on the individual's state criminal record until a legal movement (demand) to vacate conviction is brought under RCW 9.96.060 prior to the same court after a certain time period. For most criminal misdemeanor & gross misdemeanor convictions, the time period is typically 3 to 5 years after court probation ends and after all financial obligations owed to the court have actually been totally satisfied. And there need to not be any brand-new criminal convictions/ charges/ arrests since the conviction sought to be vacated. If all these preconditions are fulfilled, most local & district courts will typically grant motions to vacate a criminal conviction. That results in the individual 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, an individual is restricted to just one trip of a misdemeanor criminal conviction. Convictions for DUIs and particular misdemeanor sex crimes can not be vacated.

Nonconviction information (police arrest records, jail booking records, fingerprints/ images (mugshots) records, etc) take place whenever an individual is arrested/jailed however no criminal charges are ever filed in court. Such nonconviction information are held by Washington State police for many years. Regional apprehending police agencies & the Washington State Patrol Criminal History Section in Olympia, WA both maintain nonconviction information.

Under RCW 10.97.060 and WAC 446-16-025, individuals may make written demands to expunge/delete such police nonconviction information. These demands need to be made to both the local apprehending police agency and to the Washington State Patrol Criminal History Section in Olympia, WA. Such demands will typically be approved if there have actually been no charges within two years of the nonconviction information sought to be erased, and over 3 years have actually passed since the date of the old arrest 




The site for the Washington State Criminal History Section is

Nonconviction information, like criminal conviction records, can likewise be utilized by property owners to deny rental real estate/ apartments and by companies to deny job applications, job promos, and so on. Protect your job and future. Call Cowley criminal record expungement lawyer attorney Paul Hanson to help you clear your old court criminal record and old police criminal history. He'll help vacate you vacate old court criminal convictions and expunge/delete old police criminal history, arrest records, fingerprints, images and other nonconviction information.

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