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OLD CRIMINAL RECORD? OLD ARREST RECORD? EXPUNGEMENT!
Need an old criminal conviction vacated (removed) from your criminal record? Or an old police arrest record expunged (deleted) from your criminal history record
where no charge was ever filed?
Lynnwood, WA Criminal Record Expungement Lawyer Paul Hanson has over 40+ years helping clients vacate (remove) old criminal convictions off their criminal record. And expunging (deleting) old police arrest records where no charges were ever filed. He practices in all the district and municipal courts in Snohomish County and North King County.
Attorney Paul Hanson has received the highest possible ratings from the national lawyer rating services. An “AV-Preeminent" rating from Martindale-Hubbell and
a “10-Superb" rating from Avvo.com. He is also a former Lynnwood, WA City Prosecutor. Attorney Hanson is very experienced, aggressive, and affordable. His law office is conveniently located next to the Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood.
CRIMINAL RECORD REMOVAL INFORMATION
A criminal record occurs whenever a person is convicted of a criminal offense by a court. The criminal conviction then always remains on the person's official Washington State criminal record unless a legal motion (request) to vacate (remove) the conviction is brought under RCW 9.96.060 before the same court after a certain time period has elapsed. For most criminal misdemeanor & gross misdemeanor convictions, the time period is usually 3 to 5 years after either the conviction date or the end of the court probation period. And after all financial obligations owed to the court have been fully satisfied. There must not be any new criminal convictions / charges / arrests since the conviction sought to be vacated. If all these preconditions are met, most municipal & district courts will usually grant motions to vacate a criminal conviction. That results in the person no longer having a criminal record for that particular conviction.
A person whose criminal conviction is vacated may lawfully state on future job and housing applications that he/she has never had a criminal record.
Under RCW 9.96.060, almost all convictions for misdemeanor and gross misdemeanors can be vacated. However, convictions for DUIs and certain misdemeanor sex crimes cannot be vacated.
POLICE ARREST RECORD / NON-CONVICTION DATA REMOVAL INFORMATION
Police non-conviction data (police arrest records, jail booking records, fingerprints, photos (mugshots), etc.) occurs whenever a person is arrested/jailed but no criminal charges are ever filed in court. Or when any filed criminal charge is quickly dismissed. Such non-conviction data is held by Washington State law enforcement indefinitely. Both local arresting police agencies & the Washington State Patrol Criminal History Section in Olympia, WA retain this non-conviction data.
Under RCW 10.97.060 and WAC 446-16-025, persons may make written requests to expunge (delete) such police non-conviction data. These requests must be made to both the local arresting police agency and to the Washington State Patrol Criminal History Section in Olympia, WA. Such requests will usually be granted if there have been no charges filed within 3 years of the date of the arrest, or if over 2 years have elapsed since court dismissal of the charge.
The website for the Washington State Patrol Criminal History Section is www.wsp.wa.gov/crime/criminal-history.com.
Police arrest records / non-conviction data can also be used by landlords to deny rental housing / apartments and by employers to deny job applications, job promotions, etc.
PROTECT YOUR JOB AND YOUR FUTURE
Get an old criminal conviction vacated. Get old police arrest / jail records expunged. Call Lynnwood, WA criminal record expungement attorney Paul Hanson to help you clear an old criminal record or an old criminal history. He'll help you vacate your old court conviction and/or expunge your old police arrest records, jail booking fingerprints, photos and other non-conviction data.
Call Lynnwood, WA Criminal Record Expungement Lawyer Paul Hanson at 425-778-7339 for more information and a FREE first legal consultation.