Morningside Criminal Defense Lawyers

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Morningside, WA Criminal Defense Lawyers
Morningside, WA Criminal Defense Lawyers

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Morningside Criminal Defense Lawyer

Paul Hanson has over 38 years experience in defending misdemeanor and also felony criminal charges throughout Morningside 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 ratings from many national lawyer rating services. An "AV" score from Martindale-Hubbell and a "10-Superb" rating from He is also a former Lynnwood City Prosecutor. Morningside Criminal Defense Lawyer Hanson is quite seasoned, aggressive, reasonably priced, and ideally found close by Morningside.


A rap sheet occurs whenever an individual is convicted of a crime by a court. The criminal conviction will normally constantly remain on the person's state rap sheet until a legal motion (demand) to vacate conviction is brought under RCW 9.96.060 prior to the very 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 obligations owed to the court have been totally pleased. And there should not be any new criminal convictions/ charges/ arrests because the conviction sought to be vacated. If all these prerequisites are satisfied, most community & district courts will normally grant motions to vacate a criminal conviction. That results in the person no longer having a rap sheet for that specific conviction.

An individual whose criminal conviction is vacated may lawfully state on future task applications that he/she has never had a rap sheet.

Under RCW 9.96.060, an individual is restricted to just one trip of a misdemeanor criminal conviction. Convictions for DUIs and certain misdemeanor sex crimes can not be vacated.

Nonconviction data (cops arrest records, jail booking records, finger prints/ pictures (mugshots) records, etc) occur whenever an individual is arrested/jailed however no criminal charges are ever filed in court. Such nonconviction data are held by Washington State law enforcement agencies for several years. Regional detaining cops companies & the Washington State Patrol Criminal History Section in Olympia, WA both maintain nonconviction data.

Under RCW 10.97.060 and WAC 446-16-025, individuals may make written requests to expunge/delete such cops nonconviction data. These requests should be made to both the regional detaining cops company and to the Washington State Patrol Criminal History Section in Olympia, WA. Such requests will normally be approved if there have been no charges within two years of the nonconviction data sought to be deleted, and over 3 years have passed because the date of the old arrest.

The website for the Washington State Criminal History Section is

Nonconviction data, like criminal conviction records, can also be used by property owners to reject rental housing/ homes and by employers to reject task applications, task promos, etc. Safeguard your task and future. Call Morningside rap sheet expungement legal representative attorney Paul Hanson to assist you clear your old court rap sheet and old cops criminal history. He'll assist vacate you vacate old court criminal convictions and expunge/delete old cops criminal history, arrest records, finger prints, pictures and other nonconviction data.

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