Kenmore Criminal Defense Lawyers

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Kenmore, WA Criminal Defense Lawyers
Kenmore, WA Criminal Defense Lawyers

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Kenmore Criminal Defense Lawyer

Paul Hanson has over 38 years practical experience in defending misdemeanor and felony criminal charges throughout Kenmore 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 off their records.

Paul Hanson has been given the greatest attainable ratings from many nationwide lawyer rating companies. An "AV" score from Martindale-Hubbell and also a "10-Superb" rating from He is likewise a past Lynnwood City Prosecutor. Kenmore Criminal Defense Lawyer Hanson is very knowledgeable, aggressive, affordable, and ideally located close by Kenmore.


A rap sheet occurs whenever a person is convicted of a crime by a court. The criminal conviction will typically always stay on the person's state rap sheet until a legal motion (demand) to vacate conviction is brought under RCW 9.96.060 before the very same court after a particular time period. For the majority of criminal misdemeanor & gross misdemeanor convictions, the time duration is typically 3 to 5 years after court probation ends and after all financial obligations owed to the court have been completely satisfied. And there should not be any new criminal convictions/ charges/ arrests given that the conviction looked for to be vacated. If all these prerequisites are satisfied, the majority of local & district courts will typically approve motions to vacate a criminal conviction. That leads to the person no longer having a criminal record for that particular conviction.

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

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

Nonconviction data (police arrest records, jail booking records, fingerprints/ photos (mugshots) records, etc) occur whenever a person is arrested/jailed but no criminal charges are ever submitted in court. Such nonconviction data are held by Washington State law enforcement agencies for several years. Local apprehending police agencies & the Washington State Patrol Criminal History Area in Olympia, WA both keep nonconviction data.

Under RCW 10.97.060 and WAC 446-16-025, persons may make written demands to expunge/delete such police nonconviction data. These demands should be made to both the local apprehending police firm and to the Washington State Patrol Criminal History Area in Olympia, WA. Such demands will typically be approved if there have been no charges within two years of the nonconviction data looked for to be deleted, and over 3 years have passed given that the date of the old arrest.

The site for the Washington State Criminal History Area is

Nonconviction data, like criminal conviction records, can also be utilized by property managers to deny rental real estate/ houses and by companies to deny job applications, job promotions, and so on. Protect your job and future. Call Kenmore rap sheet expungement legal representative attorney Paul Hanson to help you clear your old court rap sheet 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, photos and other nonconviction data.

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