Lynnwood Criminal Defense Lawyers

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Lynnwood, WA 98037

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Lynnwood, WA Criminal Defense Lawyers
Lynnwood, WA Criminal Defense Lawyers

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Lynnwood Criminal Defense Lawyer

Paul Hanson has over 38 years experience in defending misdemeanor and felony criminal charges throughout Lynnwood and Washington State. He practices in all the district and municipal courts in Snohomish County And he assists individuals get old criminal convictions and arrests expunged off their records.

Paul Hanson has obtained the highest achievable standings from many nationwide lawyer rating companies. An "AV" score coming from Martindale-Hubbell and also a "10-Superb" rating from He is likewise a former Lynnwood City Prosecutor. Lynnwood Criminal Defense Lawyer Hanson is very experienced, aggressive, budget-friendly, and ideally situated not far away Lynnwood.


A rap sheet occurs whenever a person is convicted of a crime by a court. The criminal conviction will usually always remain on the individual's state rap sheet up until a legal motion (demand) to vacate conviction is brought under RCW 9.96.060 before the exact same court after a certain period. For the majority of criminal misdemeanor & gross misdemeanor convictions, the time duration is usually 3 to 5 years after court probation ends and after all monetary commitments owed to the court have actually been completely satisfied. And there should not be any brand-new criminal convictions/ charges/ arrests considering that the conviction looked for to be vacated. If all these prerequisites are satisfied, the majority of local & district courts will usually grant movements to vacate a criminal conviction. That leads to the individual 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 just one vacation of a misdemeanor criminal conviction. Convictions for DUIs and certain misdemeanor sex criminal activities can not be vacated.

Nonconviction data (police arrest records, prison booking records, finger prints/ pictures (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 several years. Regional jailing police agencies & the Washington State Patrol Criminal History Section in Olympia, WA both retain nonconviction data.

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

The site for the Washington State Criminal History Section is

Nonconviction data, like criminal conviction records, can also be utilized by property managers to reject rental real estate/ apartment or condos and by companies to reject job applications, job promotions, and so on. Secure your job and future. Call Lynnwood 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, finger prints, pictures and other nonconviction data.

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