Helping You Expunge Or Vacate Your Record
Clean Up Your Criminal Record And Start Again
In Washington’s competitive job market, you need every advantage. Having a criminal conviction on your record can easily cause a potential employer to shred your job application. The same applies to many other areas of life. A conviction on your record can make it difficult to obtain student loans, rent an apartment and more.
If you are tired of answering “yes” to “Have you ever been convicted of a crime?” then turn to Hanis Irvine Prothero, PLLC. From our Kent office, we assist people throughout King County and statewide, helping them seek to expunge or vacate their criminal records.
The Advantages Of Expungement
Washington law allows some offenses to be essentially erased from your record or hidden from sight. This allows you to legally answer that you have never been convicted of that crime. As mentioned above, this can open up a new world of job possibilities, housing options, loans and other advantages.
In addition, you can seek the post-conviction restoration of your civil rights. If you lost your right to own a gun and your right to vote, our lawyers may be able to help you regain these rights.
The Restrictions And Time Frames
Some crimes cannot be expunged from a person’s record. Class A felonies and most sex crimes fall into this category.
Depending on the particular charge, you must also wait a certain length of time before seeking to expunge or seal your record. The amount of time typically varies from two to 10 years.
To learn more about vacating or expunging your criminal record in Washington, we invite you to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys. Call our Kent office at 253-520-5000 or 877-391-5319 or email us today.
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