Northgate Criminal Defense Lawyers

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Lynnwood, WA 98037

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Northgate, WA Criminal Defense Lawyers
Northgate, WA Criminal Defense Lawyers

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Northgate Criminal Defense Lawyer

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

Paul Hanson has received the highest attainable scores from several national lawyer rating companies. An "AV" ranking coming from Martindale-Hubbell as well as a "10-Superb" rating from He is likewise a past Lynnwood City Prosecutor. Northgate Criminal Defense Lawyer Hanson is quite knowledgeable, aggressive, affordable, and conveniently found near Northgate.


A rap sheet takes place whenever a person is convicted of a criminal offense by a court. The criminal conviction will usually always stay on the individual's state rap sheet up until a legal motion (request) 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 usually 3 to 5 years after court probation ends and after all financial responsibilities owed to the court have been completely pleased. And there need to not be any new criminal convictions/ charges/ arrests because the conviction looked for to be vacated. If all these prerequisites are met, a lot of community & district courts will usually give motions to vacate a criminal conviction. That leads to the individual no longer having a rap sheet 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 rap sheet.

Under RCW 9.96.060, a person is restricted to only one holiday of a misdemeanor criminal conviction. Convictions for DUIs and specific misdemeanor sex crimes can not be vacated.

Nonconviction data (authorities arrest records, prison booking records, fingerprints/ images (mugshots) records, etc) take place whenever a person is arrested/jailed but no criminal charges are ever filed in court. Such nonconviction data are held by Washington State law enforcement agencies for many years. Local detaining authorities 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, persons may make written demands to expunge/delete such authorities nonconviction data. These demands need to be made to both the regional detaining authorities firm and to the Washington State Patrol Criminal History Section in Olympia, WA. Such demands will usually be granted if there have been no charges within 2 years of the nonconviction data looked for to be erased, and over 3 years have passed because 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 used by landlords to reject rental housing/ apartment or condos and by companies to reject job applications, job promos, etc. Secure your job and future. Call Northgate rap sheet expungement lawyer attorney Paul Hanson to help you clear your old court rap sheet and old authorities criminal history. He'll help vacate you vacate old court criminal convictions and expunge/delete old authorities criminal history, arrest records, fingerprints, images and other nonconviction data.

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