Seattle to Vacate All Misdemeanor Marijuana Possession Convictions

Seattle City Prosecutors will soon request the Seattle Municipal Court to vacate (remove) all misdemeanor marijuana possession convictions prosecuted by the City before marijuana was legalized in Washington State in December, 2012.

During a press conference today (02/08/2018) new Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes will announce the City’s plan to do this. Mayor Durkan believes this action will “bring restorative justice for the communities who have been disproportionately targeted by the criminal justice system and furthers the City’s commitment to eliminate racial disparities,” according to the Mayor’s press release.

Call Lynnwood / Shoreline Criminal Defense Attorney Paul Hanson at 425-778-7339 for a free first consultation about getting a misdemeanor marijuana conviction vacated.