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 38 years expertise in defending misdemeanor as well as felony criminal charges throughout Lake City 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 off their records.

Paul Hanson has obtained the greatest achievable rankings from many nationwide lawyer rating companies. An "AV" score coming from Martindale-Hubbell along with a "10-Superb" rating from He is also a past Lynnwood City Prosecutor. Lake City Criminal Defense Lawyer Hanson is quite knowledgeable, aggressive, affordable, and conveniently found close by Lake City.


A criminal record happens whenever a person is convicted of a crime by a court. The criminal conviction will typically constantly stay on the individual's state rap sheet till 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 a lot of criminal misdemeanor & gross misdemeanor convictions, the time period is typically 3 to 5 years after court probation ends and after all financial responsibilities owed to the court have actually been completely pleased. And there should not be any brand-new criminal convictions/ charges/ arrests given that the conviction looked for to be vacated. If all these preconditions are met, a lot of community & district courts will typically grant 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 may lawfully state on future job applications that he/she has never ever had a criminal record.

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

Nonconviction data (police arrest records, jail booking records, fingerprints/ photos (mugshots) records, etc) happen 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 jailing police firms & the Washington State Patrol Criminal History Area in Olympia, WA both maintain 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 regional jailing police firm and to the Washington State Patrol Criminal History Area in Olympia, WA. Such demands will typically be granted if there have actually been no charges within 2 years of the nonconviction data looked for to be deleted, and over 3 years have actually passed given 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 utilized by proprietors to reject rental housing/ apartments and by companies to reject job applications, job promos, etc. Protect your job and future. Call Lake City rap sheet expungement lawyer 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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