Greenwood Criminal Defense Lawyers

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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 expertise 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 assists individuals get old criminal convictions and arrests expunged from their records.

Paul Hanson has received the highest possible ratings from several national lawyer rating services. An "AV" score from Martindale-Hubbell and a "10-Superb" rating from He is additionally a former Lynnwood City Prosecutor. Greenwood Criminal Defense Lawyer Hanson is quite experienced, aggressive, reasonably priced, and conveniently situated close by Greenwood.


A criminal record happens whenever an individual is founded guilty of a crime by a court. The criminal conviction will typically always stay on the person's state criminal record till a legal motion (demand) to vacate conviction is brought under RCW 9.96.060 prior to the same court after a certain period. For many criminal misdemeanor & gross misdemeanor convictions, the time duration is typically 3 to 5 years after court probation ends and after all financial responsibilities owed to the court have actually been totally pleased. 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 met, many municipal & district courts will typically approve motions to vacate a criminal conviction. That leads to the person no longer having a criminal record for that specific conviction.

An individual whose criminal conviction is vacated might legally specify on future task applications that he/she has never ever had a criminal record.

Under RCW 9.96.060, an individual is restricted to only 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, prison booking records, fingerprints/ photos (mugshots) records, etc) happen whenever an individual is arrested/jailed however no criminal charges are ever submitted in court. Such nonconviction information are held by Washington State law enforcement agencies for many years. Local detaining authorities firms & the Washington State Patrol Criminal History Area in Olympia, WA both retain nonconviction information.

Under RCW 10.97.060 and WAC 446-16-025, individuals might make written requests to expunge/delete such authorities nonconviction information. These requests need to be made to both the local detaining authorities agency and to the Washington State Patrol Criminal History Area in Olympia, WA. Such requests will typically be granted if there have actually been no charges within 2 years of the nonconviction information sought to be deleted, and over 3 years have actually passed since the date of the old arrest.

The site for the Washington State Criminal History Area is

Nonconviction information, like criminal conviction records, can also be used by property owners to deny rental housing/ apartment or condos and by companies to deny task applications, task promotions, etc

. Safeguard your task and future. Call Greenwood criminal record expungement legal representative 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 information.

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