Our Criminal Defense Attorneys Ensure You Get the Justice You Deserve.
As you likely know, a criminal conviction can be damaging to you in many ways. It can affect your career, credit, housing, citizenship privileges, relationships, and more. But on the positive side, many criminal convictions are eligible to be vacated and sealed. Further, some types of resolutions can be expunged, meaning they are completely deleted from the public record. If your record is expunged in Washington, you can never legally declare that you’ve never been convicted of a crime, but it does make it hard for the public to find out about it.
The process of sealing, vacating convictions, and deleting criminal history records will differ depending on the type of crime (misdemeanor or felony) and what the jurisdiction. A court record includes documents, information, and exhibits connected to a judicial proceeding. A criminal history record includes descriptions and notations of detentions, arrests, indictments, information or other formal criminal charges, or any dispositions.