The state of Washington allows the court to vacate certain nonviolent convictions. Once vacated (expunged), the case is no longer deemed a conviction. State law gives you the right to state to anyone, including prospective employers, that you were NOT convicted of that offense, after a vacate motion has been granted.
With more than 80 percent of employers conducting background checks, having your record vacated is a great investment.
Once a conviction is vacated (expunged), the fact that you have been convicted of the offense will not be included in your criminal history for purposes of determining a sentence in any subsequent conviction. For all purposes, including responding to questions on employment or housing applications, a person whose conviction has been vacated may state that he or she has never been convicted of that crime.
Not all offenses are eligible and you must meet a waiting period that starts from the time you complete your probation and pay all fines and restitution. Take the free online eligibility test to see if you are eligible. The waiting periods are:
Felonies prior to 1984 did not have an expungement statute. Therefore, we can petition the judge and ask for the current expungement law to be applied.
The typical case in Washington takes about 3 to 4 months. The courts operate on a first-come, first-served basis, so the sooner you start, the sooner your record is cleared.
Our flat-fee includes all costs. We will conduct the research, file the necessary motions, respond to written or oral opposition from the District attorney, and send one of our attorneys to court to argue the case in front of the judge.
In most cases, you will not have to physically appear in court. You can let us handle all the work, while you track the progress of your case online.
We have handled hundreds of cases in Washington. Our low-price and money back guarantee are unbeatable. Trust us to make sure you get a great deal and the maximum amount of relief.
Our exclusive Expedited Criminal Database 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.
|WA Vacate Felony Conviction||Our Law Firm||Typical Law Firm|
|Money-Back Guarantee **||50%||No|
|Pays Court Costs||Yes||No|
|Specializes in Record Clearing||Yes||No|
|Get started with 3 interest-free payments of only $283.33.|
* This price includes filing fees and court costs. In some instances a report from the Washington State Patrol may need to be obtained. This may require you to be fingerprinted and you may need to pay an additional approximate amount of $25. If during the case research we discover that a certificate of discharge has not been issued by the court then we must file for a certificate before we can vacate the felony. We discount the certificate of discharge service if you sign up with your felony vacate.
** 50% money-back guarantee does not include court costs or filing fees.
|Better Business Bureau "A" rating|
|Attorney evaluates case|
|Perform case research|
|Prepare supporting evidence|
|Prepare initial motion|
|Attorney review motion|
|Deliver motion to court|
|Pay filing fee (excluding Illinois & Texas)|
|Respond to any D.A. opposition|
|Attorney attends required hearing|
|Attorney argues case in court|
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* You must first take our free eligibility test in order to sign up online.
You can also order this service by calling us toll-free at 877-573-7273.
Call us at 206-494-0018 or Toll Free 877-573-7273
Please take the free online eligibility test before calling.
Law Firm of Higbee & Associates
8201 164th Ave NE, Suite 200
Redmond WA 98052
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