Greenwood Criminal Defense Lawyers

Alderwood Business Center
3400 188th St SW, Suite 565
Lynnwood, WA 98037

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Greenwood, WA Criminal Defense Lawyers
Greenwood, WA Criminal Defense Lawyers

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Greenwood Criminal Defense Lawyer

Paul Hanson has over 35 years practical experience in defending misdemeanor as well as felony criminal charges throughout Greenwood and Washington State. He practices in all the district and municipal courts in King County And he helps individuals get old criminal convictions and arrests expunged off their records.

Paul Hanson has received the greatest possible standings from many national lawyer rating services. An "AV" rating from Martindale-Hubbell along with a "10-Superb" rating from He is additionally a past Lynnwood City Prosecutor. Greenwood Criminal Defense Lawyer Hanson is remarkably seasoned, aggressive, reasonably priced, and conveniently found close by Greenwood.


A rap sheet occurs whenever a person is convicted of a crime by a court. The criminal conviction will normally constantly remain on the individual's state criminal record up until a legal movement (request) to vacate conviction is brought under RCW 9.96.060 before the very same court after a particular time period. For most criminal misdemeanor & gross misdemeanor convictions, the time period is normally 3 to 5 years after court probation ends and after all monetary obligations owed to the court have been fully pleased. And there should not be any new criminal convictions/ charges/ arrests since the conviction sought to be vacated. If all these preconditions are satisfied, most municipal & district courts will normally approve movements to vacate a criminal conviction. That leads to the individual no longer having a criminal record for that particular conviction.

A person whose criminal conviction is vacated might lawfully specify 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 holiday of a misdemeanor criminal conviction. Convictions for DUIs and particular misdemeanor sex criminal offenses can not be vacated.

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

Under RCW 10.97.060 and WAC 446-16-025, persons might make written demands to expunge/delete such authorities nonconviction information. These demands should be made to both the regional arresting authorities firm and to the Washington State Patrol Criminal History Section in Olympia, WA. Such demands will normally be granted if there have been no charges within two years of the nonconviction information sought to be erased, and over 3 years have passed since 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 utilized by proprietors to deny rental housing/ apartments and by employers to deny job applications, job promos, etc

. Secure your job and future. Call Greenwood criminal record expungement legal representative attorney Paul Hanson to assist you clear your old court criminal record and old authorities criminal history. He'll assist vacate you vacate old court criminal convictions and expunge/delete old authorities criminal history, arrest records, finger prints, pictures and other nonconviction information.

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