Northgate Criminal Defense Lawyers

Alderwood Business Center
3400 188th St SW, Suite 565
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 35 years practical experience in defending misdemeanor as well as felony criminal charges throughout Northgate and Washington State. He practices in all the district and municipal courts in King County And he helps clients get old criminal convictions and arrests expunged from their records.

Paul Hanson has been given the highest attainable standings from several national lawyer rating services. An "AV" score from Martindale-Hubbell plus a "10-Superb" rating from He is also a past Lynnwood City Prosecutor. Northgate Criminal Defense Lawyer Hanson is quite skilled, aggressive, reasonably priced, and ideally situated nearby Northgate.


A criminal record occurs whenever a person is founded guilty of a crime by a court. The criminal conviction will typically constantly stay on the person's state rap sheet till a legal movement (request) to vacate conviction is brought under RCW 9.96.060 prior to the exact same court after a specific period. For the majority of criminal misdemeanor & gross misdemeanor convictions, the time period is typically 3 to 5 years after court probation ends and after all monetary obligations owed to the court have been fully satisfied. And there should not be any new criminal convictions/ charges/ arrests given that the conviction looked for to be vacated. If all these preconditions are fulfilled, the majority of municipal & district courts will typically give movements to vacate a criminal conviction. That leads to the person no longer having a rap sheet for that specific conviction.

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

Under RCW 9.96.060, a person is limited to just one trip of a misdemeanor criminal conviction. Convictions for DUIs and specific misdemeanor sex criminal activities can not be vacated.

Nonconviction data (police arrest records, prison booking records, fingerprints/ pictures (mugshots) records, etc) happen whenever a person is arrested/jailed but no criminal charges are ever submitted in court. Such nonconviction data are held by Washington State police for several years. Regional arresting police agencies & the Washington State Patrol Criminal History Section in Olympia, WA both keep nonconviction data.

Under RCW 10.97.060 and WAC 446-16-025, individuals might make written demands to expunge/delete such police nonconviction data. These demands should be made to both the local arresting police agency and to the Washington State Patrol Criminal History Section in Olympia, WA. Such demands will typically be granted if there have been no charges within two years of the nonconviction data looked for 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 data, like criminal conviction records, can likewise be utilized by landlords to deny rental real estate/ apartments and by companies to deny task applications, task promotions, etc

. Secure your task and future. Call Northgate 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, fingerprints, pictures and other nonconviction data.

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