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 as well as 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 received the greatest attainable ratings from several national lawyer rating companies. An "AV" ranking from Martindale-Hubbell and also a "10-Superb" rating from He is also a former Lynnwood City Prosecutor. Morningside Criminal Defense Lawyer Hanson is remarkably seasoned, aggressive, reasonably priced, and conveniently situated near Morningside.


A criminal record occurs whenever an individual is convicted of a crime by a court. The criminal conviction will typically constantly remain on the person's state criminal record up until a legal movement (demand) to vacate conviction is brought under RCW 9.96.060 prior to the exact same court after a particular 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 monetary responsibilities owed to the court have been completely pleased. And there should not be any brand-new criminal convictions/ charges/ arrests given that the conviction sought to be vacated. If all these preconditions are fulfilled, a lot of municipal & district courts will typically give motions to vacate a criminal conviction. That results in the person no longer having a rap sheet for that specific conviction.

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

Under RCW 9.96.060, an individual is limited to only one vacation of a misdemeanor criminal conviction. Convictions for DUIs and certain misdemeanor sex criminal offenses can not be vacated.

Nonconviction information (cops arrest records, jail booking records, fingerprints/ photos (mugshots) records, etc) take place whenever an individual is arrested/jailed but no criminal charges are ever filed in court. Such nonconviction information are held by Washington State law enforcement agencies for several years. Local apprehending cops agencies & the Washington State Patrol Criminal History Section in Olympia, WA both keep nonconviction information.

Under RCW 10.97.060 and WAC 446-16-025, persons may make written requests to expunge/delete such cops nonconviction information. These requests should be made to both the local apprehending cops company and to the Washington State Patrol Criminal History Section in Olympia, WA. Such requests will typically be granted if there have been no charges within 2 years of the nonconviction information sought to be erased, and over 3 years have passed given that the date of the old arrest.

The website for the Washington State Criminal History Section is

Nonconviction information, like criminal conviction records, can likewise be used by landlords 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 Morningside criminal record expungement lawyer attorney Paul Hanson to help you clear your old court criminal record and old cops criminal history. He'll help vacate you vacate old court criminal convictions and expunge/delete old cops criminal history, arrest records, fingerprints, photos and other nonconviction information.

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