Lavilla Criminal Defense Lawyers

Alderwood Business Center
3400 188th St SW, Suite 565
Lynnwood, WA 98037

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Lavilla, WA Criminal Defense Lawyers
Lavilla, WA Criminal Defense Lawyers

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Lavilla Criminal Defense Lawyer

Paul Hanson has over 38 years practical experience in defending misdemeanor and felony criminal charges throughout Lavilla 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 highest attainable ratings from several nationwide lawyer rating services. An "AV" ranking coming from Martindale-Hubbell as well as a "10-Superb" rating from He is also a former Lynnwood City Prosecutor. Lavilla Criminal Defense Lawyer Hanson is quite experienced, aggressive, cost effective, and conveniently found close by Lavilla.


A criminal record occurs whenever a person is convicted of a criminal offense by a court. The criminal conviction will generally always stay on the individual's state rap sheet till a legal motion (request) to vacate conviction is brought under RCW 9.96.060 prior to the very same court after a certain time period. For the majority of criminal misdemeanor & gross misdemeanor convictions, the time period is generally 3 to 5 years after court probation ends and after all financial responsibilities owed to the court have actually been fully 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 satisfied, the majority of municipal & district courts will generally grant movements to vacate a criminal conviction. That results in the individual no longer having a rap sheet for that particular conviction.

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

Under RCW 9.96.060, a person is restricted to just one vacation of a misdemeanor criminal conviction. Convictions for DUIs and particular misdemeanor sex criminal offenses can not be vacated.

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

Under RCW 10.97.060 and WAC 446-16-025, individuals might make written requests to expunge/delete such police nonconviction information. These requests should be made to both the local jailing police company and to the Washington State Patrol Criminal History Area in Olympia, WA. Such requests will generally be approved if there have actually been no charges within 2 years of the nonconviction information looked for to be erased, and over 3 years have actually passed given that the date of the old arrest.

The site for the Washington State Criminal History Area is

Nonconviction information, like criminal conviction records, can likewise be used by property owners to deny rental real estate/ homes and by companies to deny job applications, job promotions, and so on. Safeguard your job and future. Call Lavilla rap sheet expungement lawyer attorney Paul Hanson to assist you clear your old court rap sheet and old police criminal history. He'll assist vacate you vacate old court criminal convictions and expunge/delete old police criminal history, arrest records, fingerprints, photos and other nonconviction information.

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