Ridgecrest Criminal Defense Lawyers

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Lynnwood, WA 98037

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Ridgecrest, WA Criminal Defense Lawyers
Ridgecrest, WA Criminal Defense Lawyers

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Ridgecrest Criminal Defense Lawyer

Paul Hanson has over 35 years experience in defending misdemeanor and felony criminal charges throughout Ridgecrest 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 obtained the highest attainable standings from several national lawyer rating services. An "AV" rating from Martindale-Hubbell along with a "10-Superb" rating from Avvo.com. He is likewise a former Lynnwood City Prosecutor. Ridgecrest Criminal Defense Lawyer Hanson is remarkably skilled, aggressive, affordable, and ideally situated nearby Ridgecrest.


A rap sheet takes place whenever a person is founded guilty of a criminal offense by a court. The criminal conviction will normally constantly stay on the person's state rap sheet until a legal movement (request) to vacate conviction is brought under RCW 9.96.060 before the same court after a specific period. For a lot of criminal misdemeanor & gross misdemeanor convictions, the time duration is normally 3 to 5 years after court probation ends and after all financial commitments owed to the court have actually been totally pleased. And there must not be any new criminal convictions/ charges/ arrests because the conviction sought to be vacated. If all these preconditions are met, a lot of local & district courts will normally approve motions to vacate a criminal conviction. That results in the person 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 ever 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 certain misdemeanor sex criminal activities can not be vacated.

Nonconviction data (police arrest records, prison booking records, finger prints/ photos (mugshots) records, etc) occur 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 several years. Local jailing police firms & 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 requests to expunge/delete such police nonconviction data. These requests must be made to both the local jailing police firm and to the Washington State Patrol Criminal History Section in Olympia, WA. Such requests will normally be given if there have actually been no charges within 2 years of the nonconviction data sought to be erased, and over 3 years have actually passed because the date of the old arrest.

The website for the Washington State Criminal History Section is http://www.wsp.wa.gov/crime/crimhist.htm.

Nonconviction data, like criminal conviction records, can also be utilized by proprietors to deny rental housing/ apartment or condos and by employers to deny job applications, job promos, etc

. Safeguard your job and future. Call Ridgecrest rap sheet expungement legal representative attorney Paul Hanson to help you clear your old court rap sheet and old police criminal history. He'll help vacate you vacate old court criminal convictions and expunge/delete old police criminal history, arrest records, finger prints, photos and other nonconviction data.

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