Alderwood Business Center Bldg 3400
3400 – 188th St SW, Suite 565
Lynnwood, WA 98037
(Next to Alderwood Mall)

Tel: (425) 778-7339
Email: attypaulhanson@aol.com

Need an old criminal conviction/arrest expunged off your record? Old criminal record / arrest record still hurting you today?  Get a very experienced criminal record expungement / criminal defense lawyer to help you.

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Clear your old criminal record.  Get your old criminal conviction vacated by the court.  Get your old police criminal history / arrest record / nonconviction data expunged/deleted. 

Lynnwood – Shoreline DUI / Criminal / Traffic / License lawyer attorney Paul Hanson has 31 years experience in getting old criminal convictions/arrests expunged off clients’ criminal records and criminal history. He helps clients vacate their old court criminal convictions and expunge/delete old police criminal history,arrest records,  and other nonconviction data. Attorney Hanson also defends DUIs, criminal charges, traffic tickets, and Department of Licensing (DOL) driver license suspensions.  He practices in all the district and municipal courts in Snohomish county and north King county.

Paul Hanson has received the highest ratings from the national lawyer rating services. An “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell and a “10-Superb” rating from Avvo.com. He is also a former Lynnwood City Prosecutor. Attorney Hanson is very experienced, aggressive, affordable, and conveniently located next to the Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood.


Hiring a very experienced DUI / criminal defense / traffic / license suspension lawyer attorney does not have to be unreasonably expensive.  Attorney Paul Hanson’s fees / case costs are very reasonable, especially when compared to other local attorneys with far less experience. And very reasonable when compared to the total costs of a DUI or criminal conviction. The total court  $ fines and costs, the court probation $ fees, the greatly increased auto insurance premium $ rates, alcohol/drug treatment costs, etc. for even a first time DUI conviction can end up costing you well over $12,000. Double that $ for a 2nd DUI. And for your convenience, Attorney Hanson accepts case retainer payments in cash, money orders or local personal checks.


A criminal record occurs whenever a person is convicted of a criminal offense by a court.  The criminal conviction will usually always remain on the person’s state criminal record….. until a legal motion (request) to vacate conviction is brought under RCW 9.96.060 before the same court after a certain time period.  For most criminal misdemeanor & gross misdemeanor convictions, the time period is usually 3 to 5 years after court probation ends and after all financial obligations owed to the court have been fully satisfied.  And 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 applications that he/she has never had a criminal record.

Under RCW 9.96.060, a person is limited to only one vacation of a misdemeanor criminal conviction. And convictions for DUIs and certain misdemeanor sex crimes cannot be vacated. 

Nonconviction data (police arrest records, jail booking records, fingerprints /photos (mugshots) records, etc) occur whenever a person is arrested/jailed but no criminal charges are ever filed in court.  Such nonconviction data are held by Washington State law enforcement agencies for many years.  Local arresting police 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, persons may make written requests to expunge/delete such police nonconviction 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 new arrests or charges since the nonconviction data sought to be deleted, and over 3 years have passed since 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 used by landlords to deny rental housing / apartments and by employers to deny job applications, job promotions, etc.

Protect your job and future.  Call criminal record expungement / DUI / criminal / traffic / license suspension 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, photos and other nonconviction data.

FREE FIRST CONSULTATION. Call (425) 778-7339

Conveniently located next to Alderwood Mall.

It costs you nothing to talk with Attorney Hanson about your case or criminal record. He offers a Free first consultation. He’ll give you an thorough legal assessment of your case.

Call Lynnwood-Shoreline criminal record expungement / DUI / criminal defense / traffic / license lawyer attorney Paul Hanson for your Free first consultation.

Call Tel. (425) 778-7339.

FREE FIRST CONSULTATION   Call (425) 778-7339