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Having a conviction on your criminal record can ruin your life, making it difficult to obtain employment, find housing, apply for school, and take advantage of many opportunities available for Washington residents. Fortunately, you may be eligible to clear your criminal record and get rid of being labeled as a convict.

If you are interested in vacating a conviction, our Seattle criminal defense lawyers at Guadagno Law, PLLC can help you put your past behind you for good and get your life back on the right track. With more than a decade of experience, we can evaluate your case, determine your available legal options, and do our best to help you achieve your goals.

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Vacating Criminal Convictions in Washington

Although many states refer to clearly a criminal record as “expungement,” the correct term for removing your criminal history in Washington State is called “vacation.” When a person vacates a conviction, the court vacates the judgment and judgment/sentence, reverses the guilty plea, dismisses the charge, and removes the conviction from a person’s criminal history.

When it comes to felony convictions, a person can vacate most Class B and C felonies. However, Class A felonies, violent crimes, and crimes which directly harm an individual are not eligible for vacation. A person must obtain a Certificate of Discharge prior to vacating a felony conviction.

Individuals with misdemeanor convictions or gross misdemeanor convictions are also eligible for vacation. However, specific offenses such as DUIs and sex crimes are not eligible.

The following are the waiting periods for vacating a conviction:

  • Class B felony – 10 years
  • Class C felony – five years
  • Misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor – three years
  • Deferred judgment – two years

Eligible individuals cannot be convicted of a crime in this state, another state, or in federal court.

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Our Seattle vacating conviction attorneys can guide you through the intricacies of the legal process to clear your name. Do not hesitate to take back control of your life.

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