Expungement in Washington

Licensed Criminal Record Clearing Attorneys Serving All of Washington

Sometimes the worst part of being convicted of a crime in Washington is the part of the sentence that nobody mentioned— the lifetime of being subject to discrimination because of the record, even decades after it occurred.

Fortunately, the Washington law allows some former offenders to ask the court to clear their criminal record so that they can be freed of the harmful consequences of the criminal record. Wondering if this is possible for you or someone you care about? Take our online eligibility test and quickly see what can be done to help.

We believe we are the best choice to take on your case. Once you are ready to start your Washington expungement, we would love to handle the entire process for you. Thousands of others across the country have selected us to handle this very important process for them. We have the knowledge and experience in this field to get the most relief we can for you as permitted under Washington law. We offer a low-price guarantee, and we serve all counties and courts in the state of Washington.

The Washington Expungement Process

Vacating a conviction or sealing a criminal record in Washington requires filing a petition with the court in the county where the arrest or conviction occurred. The petition will ask the judge to either seal the records of your case or vacate the conviction, depending on what you are eligible for. A sealed case in Washington is not accessible to the public and is completely removed from your criminal record. If your conviction is vacated, you are no longer considered convicted of the offense.

We can handle all aspects of the case from start to finish, including appearing for you in court, so that you will not have to in most cases.

We also can go beyond just clearing your record at the court and with the official agencies that hold your records. We offer an exclusive service called the Expedited Record Clearance Update service, which will help clear your record from more than 600 private background check companies. Even after the judge grants your case, the records can remain inaccurately in their system for months or even years. By having us update your records with these companies, it can help you find employment or housing by not having to explain why your sealed or vacated case showed up on a report.

Criminal Record Clearing Options Available in WA

If you would like to determine your options are to clear your case in Washington, you can find out by taking our free online eligibility test. Or you can read a brief summary of the services we offer below.

Vacate Conviction

If you have a conviction in Washington, you may be eligible to have your conviction vacated. In WA, both misdemeanor and felony cases are eligible for this relief from the court. To be eligible you must satisfy a waiting period, which ranges from 3 years for most misdemeanors to 10 years for Class A and B felonies. Certain offenses, including DUIs and sex offenses, are not eligible.

Record Sealing

To be eligible for a Washington record sealing, your case must have been dismissed, either by a straight dismissal or following completion of deferred prosecution or pre-prosecution diversion. Criminal records in Washington are available in two places, the court and the Washington State Patrol (WSP). Because court records are extremely difficult to seal, we do not offer that service. However, we can seal records through the WSP and the service can be extremely beneficial.

Juvenile Record Sealing

If you have a juvenile record in Washington, it very likely will be publicly accessible until you file to have your juvenile records sealed. There is a waiting period of five years (with no convictions or adjudications) for Class A offenses and two years for Class B, C, and misdemeanors. In order to be eligible you must have no pending cases, not be required to register as sex offender and not have been convicted of certain serious sex offenses. You also must have paid all restitution.

How To Get Started

Whichever WA service you are eligible for, it is easy for you to get the process started. The easiest way is to take the eligibility test and sign up online at the conclusion of the evaluation. You can also call our office and sign up over the phone. We offer flexible, interest-free payment plans. The same day you make the first payment, we will assign a case manager to your case and start working on your case; Mathew Higbee will be your attorney of record.

When you shake the discrimination and shame of a criminal record, do what more than 500 people have done in Washington, put our team to work for you. We make it fast, easy and convenient to start and we will work as quickly as we can to allow you to move forward with your life sooner rather than later.

Use our free online eligibility test to find out how
you can remove your Washington criminal records.

Our exclusive Expedited Record Clearance Update service allows us to have the leading background check companies reflect changes to your criminal record in less than 14 days, instead of months and even years like our competitors.

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Serving All of Washington

We serve every county in Washington, including Clark, King, Pierce, Snohomish, Spokane, Thurston, Whatcom and Yakima.

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