Shoreline Criminal Defense Lawyers

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Shoreline, WA Criminal Defense Lawyers
Shoreline, WA Criminal Defense Lawyers

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Shoreline Criminal Defense Lawyer

Paul Hanson has over 35 years expertise in defending misdemeanor as well as felony criminal charges throughout Shoreline 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 off their records.

Paul Hanson has obtained the greatest possible ratings from several nationwide lawyer rating services. An "AV" ranking from Martindale-Hubbell along with a "10-Superb" rating from He is additionally a past Lynnwood City Prosecutor. Shoreline Criminal Defense Lawyer Hanson is remarkably knowledgeable, aggressive, cost effective, and conveniently located near Shoreline.


A criminal record happens whenever an individual is convicted of a criminal offense by a court. The criminal conviction will normally constantly remain on the individual's state rap sheet until a legal motion (demand) to vacate conviction is brought under RCW 9.96.060 prior to the exact same court after a specific time period. For many criminal misdemeanor & gross misdemeanor convictions, the time period 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 need to not be any new criminal convictions/ charges/ arrests since the conviction sought to be vacated. If all these preconditions are met, many community & district courts will normally approve movements to vacate a criminal conviction. That results in the individual no longer having a criminal record for that particular conviction.

A person whose criminal conviction is vacated may lawfully state on future task applications that he/she has never ever had a criminal record.

Under RCW 9.96.060, an individual is restricted to just one holiday of a misdemeanor criminal conviction. Convictions for DUIs and certain misdemeanor sex criminal offenses can not be vacated.

Nonconviction data (cops arrest records, prison booking records, fingerprints/ images (mugshots) records, etc) take place whenever an individual is arrested/jailed but no criminal charges are ever submitted in court. Such nonconviction data are held by Washington State law enforcement agencies for several years. Regional arresting cops agencies & the Washington State Patrol Criminal History Section in Olympia, WA both retain nonconviction data.

Under RCW 10.97.060 and WAC 446-16-025, individuals may make written requests to expunge/delete such cops nonconviction data. These requests need to be made to both the regional arresting cops firm and to the Washington State Patrol Criminal History Section in Olympia, WA. Such requests will normally be granted 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 since the date of the old arrest.

The site for the Washington State Criminal History Section is

Nonconviction data, like criminal conviction records, can likewise be utilized by proprietors to deny rental real estate/ apartment or condos and by companies to deny task applications, task promotions, and so on

. Safeguard your task and future. Call Shoreline rap sheet expungement legal representative 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, fingerprints, images and other nonconviction data.

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