Lake City Criminal Defense Lawyers

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Lake City, WA Criminal Defense Lawyers
Lake City, WA Criminal Defense Lawyers

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Lake City Criminal Defense Lawyer

Paul Hanson has over 35 years expertise in defending misdemeanor and felony criminal charges throughout Lake City and Washington State. He practices in all the district and municipal courts in King County And he helps clients get old criminal convictions and arrests expunged from their records.

Paul Hanson has been given the greatest possible scores from several national lawyer rating companies. An "AV" score from Martindale-Hubbell along with a "10-Superb" rating from He is additionally a former Lynnwood City Prosecutor. Lake City Criminal Defense Lawyer Hanson is quite seasoned, aggressive, reasonably priced, and conveniently located nearby Lake City.


A criminal record occurs whenever a person is founded guilty of a criminal offense by a court. The criminal conviction will usually constantly stay on the person's state rap sheet up until a legal motion (request) 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 duration is usually 3 to 5 years after court probation ends and after all monetary responsibilities owed to the court have actually been fully pleased. And there should not be any new criminal convictions/ charges/ arrests considering that the conviction sought to be vacated. If all these preconditions are satisfied, most community & district courts will usually approve movements to vacate a criminal conviction. That results in the person no longer having a rap sheet for that particular conviction.

A person whose criminal conviction is vacated may legally specify on future job applications that he/she has never ever had a rap sheet.

Under RCW 9.96.060, a person is limited to only one vacation of a misdemeanor criminal conviction. Convictions for DUIs and particular misdemeanor sex crimes 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 filed in court. Such nonconviction data are held by Washington State law enforcement agencies for many years. Local 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, individuals may make written requests to expunge/delete such authorities nonconviction data. These requests should be made to both the local apprehending authorities firm and to the Washington State Patrol Criminal History Area in Olympia, WA. Such requests will usually be given if there have actually been no charges within two years of the nonconviction data sought to be erased, and over 3 years have actually passed considering that the date of the old arrest.

The website for the Washington State Criminal History Area is

Nonconviction data, like criminal conviction records, can also be used by property owners to deny rental real estate/ homes and by employers to deny job applications, job promotions, etc

. Safeguard your job and future. Call Lake City rap sheet expungement legal representative attorney Paul Hanson to assist you clear your old court rap sheet 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, photos and other nonconviction data.

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