Morningside Criminal Defense Lawyers

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3400 188th St SW, Suite 565
Lynnwood, WA 98037

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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 35 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 clients get old criminal convictions and arrests expunged from their records.

Paul Hanson has received the greatest achievable scores from many national lawyer rating services. An "AV" rating coming from Martindale-Hubbell along with a "10-Superb" rating from He is also a former Lynnwood City Prosecutor. Morningside Criminal Defense Lawyer Hanson is quite seasoned, aggressive, cost effective, and conveniently found close by Morningside.


A rap sheet takes place whenever a person is convicted of a criminal offense 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 prior to the exact same court after a particular period. For the majority of criminal misdemeanor & gross misdemeanor convictions, the time duration is typically 3 to 5 years after court probation ends and after all monetary commitments owed to the court have been completely pleased. And there need to not be any new criminal convictions/ charges/ arrests considering that the conviction sought to be vacated. If all these preconditions are satisfied, the majority of municipal & district courts will typically grant motions 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 might legally state on future task applications that he/she has never had a criminal record.

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

Nonconviction information (cops 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 filed in court. Such nonconviction information are held by Washington State law enforcement agencies for many years. Local jailing cops companies & the Washington State Patrol Criminal History Area in Olympia, WA both keep nonconviction information.

Under RCW 10.97.060 and WAC 446-16-025, persons might make written demands to expunge/delete such cops nonconviction information. These demands need to be made to both the regional jailing cops company and to the Washington State Patrol Criminal History Area in Olympia, WA. Such demands will typically be approved if there have been no charges within 2 years of the nonconviction information sought to be erased, and over 3 years have passed considering that the date of the old arrest.

The website for the Washington State Criminal History Area is

Nonconviction information, like criminal conviction records, can likewise be utilized by property owners to deny rental real estate/ homes and by companies to deny task applications, task promos, etc

. Protect your task and future. Call Morningside rap sheet expungement lawyer attorney Paul Hanson to help you clear your old court rap sheet and old cops criminal history. He'll help vacate you vacate old court criminal convictions and expunge/delete old cops criminal history, arrest records, finger prints, pictures and other nonconviction information.

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