Is a criminal record keeping you from a good job, earning more money and causing you embarrassment? We have cleared more than 12,000 criminal records. If you have an adult record in Washington, we want to help you by having it sealed.
More than 80 percent of employers conduct background checks. The internet has even made it possible for friends and neighbors to do a background check on you for just a few dollars. The good news is that many people are eligible to have their criminal record cleared.
We are the nation’s leading criminal record clearing law firm and the only law firm that offers option to clear your record from the places that matter most— leading background check companies. Our competitors only handle the court records.
Take the first steps to a better life now by doing our free online evaluation and see if you are eligible to have your record cleared.
Washington has different types of record sealing procedures available for different types of records. Generally criminal records are made available in two places, the court where the record was created and/or the Washington State Patrol (WSP). Because court records are extremely difficult to seal, Higbee & Associates does not offer this service and that procedure will not be discussed. However, sealing records at the Washington State Patrol is something we do offer and we have a high level of success in such matters.
It is important to know that even though dismissed cases do not appear on online WSP criminal history searches, the arrest and dismissed cases will show on WSP searches that use fingerprints. The main benefits of sealing the Washington State Patrol Records are as follows:
It will keep the record from appearing on employment or housing background checks, which mostly use the Washington State Patrol Report.
Records sealed at the Washington State Patrol also get removed from the Federal Bureau of Identification's (FBI) database (NCIC). This can make international travel easier and reduce delays when purchasing a firearm.
Makes getting many professional licenses less complicated.
To be eligible, you must either have had a case that was dismissed with no conviction data or participated in a deferred prosecution or pre-prosecution diversion program (it is important to note that deferred sentencing programs or other types of diversion programs are not eligible).
If the case was a dismissal without deferred prosecution, you have no prior convictions of a felony or gross misdemeanor, and you have not been arrested since this case, then the Washington State Patrol and arresting agencies cannot deny the request to seal the record. If you were arrested for a different crime or charged with another crime between the time of the case you are trying to seal and now then the WSP has the discretion to not seal the case. Also, if you were convicted of a felony or gross misdemeanor before the case you are trying to seal then the WSP has the discretion not to seal the case.
If you received deferred prosecution or pre-prosecution diversion and the case was later dismissed, the WSP has the discretion of whether to seal and delete the records. Since the criminal justice agency has the discretion whether they wish to seal and destroy the records, it is important to show that you deserve to have it deleted and why the agency should do so.
We start the same day you sign up. Having handled more than 12,000 cases, we know how to get records cleared as fast as possible. The time it takes varies by court, but the typical case in Washington takes between three to four 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 a money-back guarantee on most cases. We also have a low-price guarantee. Just show us a competitor’s quote or ad and we will match it.
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|Get started with $49.00 Plus 5 interest-free monthly payments of only $390.00.|
* This price includes filing fees and court costs for sealing your Washington State Patrol and criminal justice agency records. 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 you would like us to petition for the court records to be sealed only then that cost is $3500 with a payment plan of four monthly payments.
If you would like us to petition for the court records to be sealed in addition to petitioning the criminal justice agencies then the court record sealing cost is $3000 with a payment plan of four monthly payments.
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8201 164th Ave NE
Redmond WA 98052