Washington state laws allow many misdemeanor and felony convictions to be vacated and expunged from your criminal history.
A lot has changed over the past few years. You may be wondering if a past criminal charge or conviction can be removed from your record.
The good news is that Washington state laws allow many misdemeanor and felony convictions to be vacated and expunged from your criminal history.
We recognize the impact a criminal record can have on your life.
Over the years, we have seen criminal history information and court records become easier and easier to access quickly over the internet. This is likely to increase in the future. A prior criminal conviction can impact your ability to find work, housing, and even volunteer in your child's classroom. While it may not always be possible to remove all information, we can advise you about what is possible and what potential benefits it will have for you.
We are experienced in dealing with the criminal justice system.
As criminal defense attorneys, we have experience defending clients accused of almost any criminal charge and have spent years navigating the criminal justice system. While vacating and expunging a criminal conviction can be a simple process, we have discovered that this is not always the case. We can explain the process and your options and give you clear and accurate information on how to disclose prior criminal history.
We also represent people with pending criminal charges.
In addition to helping people clear up a criminal record, we are very proud of the work we do in helping people avoid a criminal record in the first place! For more information about some of the most common charges we handle, we have created separate web sites. We hope that providing such detailed information for each type of charge will help people facing those charges:
Contact Us for Help
If you think you may be eligible to vacate or expunge your criminal history – or just want to find out more information -- please call us to set up a consultation. At that we will:
- Discuss your criminal history.
- Explain the applicable laws and process to you.
- Discuss your eligibility to vacate and/or expunge your criminal record.
- We will also take time to answer your questions – whatever they might be.
Please note, unlike many pending criminal cases, for expungements we charge a fee to discuss your case. At the end of the meeting, if you are eligible to vacate and expunge a case, we will discuss the fees we would charge to help you do this. Each case is unique – and some take a lot more time than others, so we cannot accurately predict fees prior to meeting with you and fully discussing your case. While we are not going to be the cheapest attorneys you can find – our fees are reasonable and most people we meet with are able to hire us.