Kenwood Criminal Defense Lawyers

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3400 188th St SW, Suite 565
Lynnwood, WA 98037

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Kenwood, WA Criminal Defense Lawyers
Kenwood, WA Criminal Defense Lawyers

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Kenwood Criminal Defense Lawyer

Paul Hanson has over 35 years expertise in defending misdemeanor and felony criminal charges throughout Kenwood 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 received the greatest attainable rankings from several nationwide lawyer rating services. An "AV" score from Martindale-Hubbell along with a "10-Superb" rating from He is also a past Lynnwood City Prosecutor. Kenwood Criminal Defense Lawyer Hanson is quite seasoned, aggressive, budget-friendly, and ideally located near Kenwood.


A rap sheet happens whenever a person is convicted of a criminal offense by a court. The criminal conviction will normally constantly stay on the individual's state rap sheet 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 most criminal misdemeanor & gross misdemeanor convictions, the time duration is normally 3 to 5 years after court probation ends and after all financial responsibilities owed to the court have been totally pleased. And there must not be any new criminal convictions/ charges/ arrests since the conviction sought to be vacated. If all these prerequisites are fulfilled, most community & district courts will normally give movements to vacate a criminal conviction. That leads to the individual no longer having a criminal record for that specific conviction.

An individual whose criminal conviction is vacated may 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 only one getaway of a misdemeanor criminal conviction. Convictions for DUIs and specific misdemeanor sex criminal offenses can not be vacated.

Nonconviction data (authorities arrest records, prison booking records, finger prints/ photos (mugshots) records, etc) take place whenever a person is arrested/jailed however no criminal charges are ever submitted in court. Such nonconviction data are held by Washington State law enforcement agencies for many years. Regional apprehending authorities firms & the Washington State Patrol Criminal History Area 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 local apprehending authorities company and to the Washington State Patrol Criminal History Area in Olympia, WA. Such demands will normally be given if there have been no charges within 2 years of the nonconviction data 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 Area is

Nonconviction data, like criminal conviction records, can likewise be utilized by property owners to reject rental housing/ apartments and by employers to reject job applications, job promos, and so on

. Protect your job and future. Call Kenwood rap sheet expungement legal representative attorney Paul Hanson to help you clear your old court rap sheet and old authorities criminal history. He'll help vacate you vacate old court criminal convictions and expunge/delete old authorities criminal history, arrest records, finger prints, photos and other nonconviction data.

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