Parkwood Criminal Defense Lawyers

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

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Parkwood, WA Criminal Defense Lawyers
Parkwood, WA Criminal Defense Lawyers

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Parkwood Criminal Defense Lawyer

Paul Hanson has over 38 years practical experience in defending misdemeanor and felony criminal charges throughout Parkwood 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 highest attainable rankings from several nationwide lawyer rating companies. An "AV" rating from Martindale-Hubbell plus a "10-Superb" rating from He is also a past Lynnwood City Prosecutor. Parkwood Criminal Defense Lawyer Hanson is very knowledgeable, aggressive, reasonably priced, and conveniently found near Parkwood.


A criminal record occurs whenever a person is founded guilty of a crime by a court. The criminal conviction will typically constantly remain on the person's state criminal record 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 most criminal misdemeanor & gross misdemeanor convictions, the time period is typically 3 to 5 years after court probation ends and after all monetary commitments owed to the court have been fully satisfied. And there must not be any new criminal convictions/ charges/ arrests since the conviction looked for to be vacated. If all these preconditions are satisfied, most local & district courts will typically approve movements 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 might lawfully mention 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 vacation of a misdemeanor criminal conviction. Convictions for DUIs and specific misdemeanor sex criminal offenses can not be vacated.

Nonconviction data (police arrest records, prison booking records, fingerprints/ pictures (mugshots) records, etc) take place whenever a person is arrested/jailed however no criminal charges are ever submitted in court. Such nonconviction data are held by Washington State law enforcement agencies for many years. Local apprehending police agencies & the Washington State Patrol Criminal History Area in Olympia, WA both retain nonconviction data.

Under RCW 10.97.060 and WAC 446-16-025, individuals might make written requests to expunge/delete such police nonconviction data. These requests must be made to both the regional apprehending police firm and to the Washington State Patrol Criminal History Area in Olympia, WA. Such requests will typically be given if there have been no charges within two years of the nonconviction data looked for to be erased, and over 3 years have passed since the date of the old arrest.

The site for the Washington State Criminal History Area is

Nonconviction data, like criminal conviction records, can likewise be utilized by property managers to reject rental housing/ apartments and by employers to reject job applications, job promotions, and so on. Safeguard your job and future. Call Parkwood criminal record expungement lawyer attorney Paul Hanson to assist you clear your old court criminal record 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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