Snohomish Criminal Defense Lawyers

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Lynnwood, WA 98037

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Snohomish, WA Criminal Defense Lawyers
Snohomish, WA Criminal Defense Lawyers

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Snohomish Criminal Defense Lawyer

Paul Hanson has over 40+ years expertise in defending misdemeanor as well as felony criminal charges throughout Snohomish and Washington State. He practices in all the district and municipal courts in Snohomish County And he assists clients get old criminal convictions and arrests expunged from their records.

Paul Hanson has acquired the highest attainable rankings from several national lawyer rating companies. An "AV" ranking coming from Martindale-Hubbell as well as a "10-Superb" rating from He is also a former Lynnwood, WA City Prosecutor. Snohomish Criminal Defense Lawyer Hanson is quite knowledgeable, aggressive, cost effective, and conveniently located near Snohomish.



A criminal record happens whenever an individual is founded guilty of a crime by a court. The criminal conviction will generally always stay on the person's state criminal record up until a legal motion (request) to vacate conviction is brought under RCW 9.96.060 before the exact same court after a certain time period. For most criminal misdemeanor & gross misdemeanor convictions, the time duration is generally 3 to 5 years after court probation ends and after all financial commitments owed to the court have actually been fully pleased. And there should not be any new criminal convictions/ charges/ arrests given that the conviction sought to be vacated. If all these prerequisites are met, most local & district courts will generally grant movements to vacate a criminal conviction. That results in the person no longer having a criminal record for that particular conviction.

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

Under RCW 10.97.060 and WAC 446-16-025, persons might make written demands to expunge/delete such police nonconviction data. These demands should be made to both the regional arresting police firm and to the Washington State Patrol Criminal History Area in Olympia, WA. Such demands will generally be approved if there have actually been no charges within two years of the nonconviction data sought to be erased, and over 3 years have actually passed given that the date of the old arrest 




The website for the Washington State Criminal History Area is

Nonconviction data, like criminal conviction records, can likewise be used by property owners to deny rental real estate/ apartments and by employers to deny task applications, task promotions, and so on. Safeguard your task and future. Call Snohomish criminal record expungement lawyer attorney Paul Hanson to help you clear your old court criminal record and old police criminal history. He'll help vacate you vacate old court criminal convictions and expunge/delete old police criminal history, arrest records, fingerprints, images and other nonconviction data.

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