Is a felony conviction in Washington holding you back from realizing your full potential? Or have you been embarrassed when someone found out about your case following a background check? If you have a felony conviction in Washington, we want to help you obtain a Certificate of Discharge and vacate your conviction.
With most employers running background checks on new hires and the internet making it easy for anyone to do a background check on you for just a few dollars, it is more important than ever to clear up your criminal record as much as possible. The good news is that many people are eligible to have their criminal record cleared in Washington.
To find out if you are eligible for a Certificate of Discharge and/or to vacate your felony conviction in Washington, you can run through this free online evaluation. If you have any questions, please call our office or you can sign up for any services you are eligible for online at the end of the test.
Vacating a felony conviction is helpful if you are convicted of a felony and would like to have the conviction removed from your record. With more than 80 percent of employers conducting background checks, vacating your conviction is a great investment. Not all offenses are eligible to be vacated and dismissed. Class A level felonies, offenses defined as violent, certain crimes against persons, DWI's, and sex offenses are not eligible. Also, you cannot be facing any criminal charges in any state or federal court.
In order to vacate a felony conviction you must meet the required waiting period depending on the level and type of offense. The waiting period is two-pronged. You must wait a certain amount of time after your conviction that begins upon the release from community custody, release from full or partial confinement, or the sentencing date, whichever is later. You must also be conviction-free for the same amount of time prior to your application to the Court.
The felony offense waiting periods are:
Another requirement is that you have obtained a Certificate of Discharge from the court. Once you complete all the requirements of your sentence, including paying any and all legal financial obligations, the Court is required to issue you a Certificate of Discharge. However, sometimes the Court fails to issue the Certificate and sometimes the completion of all the requirements occurs after supervision or custody has ended causing the Certificate to not be issued. Therefore, if you already completed your sentence, including paying all fines and court costs, you should petition for a Certificate.
A Certificate of discharge not only potentially allows you to vacate your conviction, but also restores your other civil rights (not including firearm rights). Neither a Certificate of Discharge or vacate of your felony conviction restores firearm rights in Washington. However, it is required that you obtain a Certificate in order to be eligible to restore your firearm rights. If you are interested in restoring your Washington firearm rights please go to our restoration page here.
If your conviction is vacated, the conviction will not be included in your criminal history for purposes of determining a sentence in any subsequent conviction. Additionally, a person whose conviction has been vacated may state that he or she has never been convicted of a crime, including while responding to questions on employment or housing applications.
We start working on your case the same day you sign up and will work to get your case processed on our end as quickly as possible. The time it takes to for your case to be decided varies by court, but the typical case in Washington takes about four to five months.
We offer a low-price guarantee, meaning we will match any lower price offered to you for this service by another law firm. We also offer a money-back guarantee on most cases, please see the pricing information below for more details.
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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* 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. When a Certificate of Discharge and vacating of a felony conviction are signed up at the same time there is a discount applied to the vacating of the felony. If you sign up for both the Certificate of Discharge is $750 and the vacating of the felony is $600.
** The money back guarantee is for the portion of the payment for vacating the felony. The 50% money back guarantee does not include court costs or filing fees.
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