Vacating Convictions in Seattle
We Help Clients throughout Washington Vacate Prior Convictions
A criminal record can affect your future employment and educational opportunities and have financial consequences long after you have served your sentence. Although hiring an attorney is not necessary for vacation of convictions, there are significant benefits to having legal representation. The Seattle lawyers at Hart Jarvis Murray Chang PLLC can assist you with the entire process of seeking to vacate your criminal conviction.
Please call (206) 866-2944 to schedule a free initial consultation to determine if vacating is possible in your situation. You can also contact us online.
Vacating Misdemeanor & Felony Convictions
In Washington, the process of vacating your record differs for felony and misdemeanor convictions. The first eligibility requirement is to ensure that enough time has passed. For misdemeanor convictions, at least three years must have passed since you served your sentence or completed probation. The waiting period for felonies can be five to ten years, depending on the specific offense.
You must make sure that it is possible to have your conviction vacated. Not all types of convictions are eligible in Washington.
Guidance throughout the Process
Vacating a felony or misdemeanor requires a court order signed by a judge. Our attorneys in Seattle who handle vacating of criminal convictions can help you make sure you meet the eligibility criteria. We can also answer your questions and guide you through the process. We are happy to handle the process for you by assembling the relevant documents and initiating proceedings in court.