One of the greatest consequences of crime is a criminal record that can follow you around for the rest of your life. Future employers, landlords and others can see this record with a routine background check, limiting your options and opportunities.
Experienced Representation In Record Sealing And Vacating (Expungement)
The state of Washington does allow for expungements or vacating of certain offenses, however. If you have been convicted of certain felony and misdemeanor offenses, you may apply for the expungement, having them wiped from your public record, though still visible to law enforcement and prosecutors.
If you have a past conviction that you wish to wipe away, contact record sealing lawyer Michael E. Zanol today to learn the options available to you and how he can help to rebuild your reputation. Call his Wenatchee, Washington, office at 509-872-5113.
Certain crimes, such as Class A felonies, violent crimes and sex offenses, cannot be expunged or vacated in the state of Washington. Even though it is a misdemeanor, DUI convictions cannot be expunged either — even a first offense. Also, if you have had a previous expungement, you are likely ineligible for another expungement.
However, many other offenses can be vacated. This process requires a court order, signed by a judge. Often, the individual and his or her attorney must appear for a hearing to have the process finalized.
Attorney Zanol has long served in local courts and with prosecutors and judges throughout the area. He will advise you of your options and work with the courts to achieve a successful expungement. This includes advocating on your behalf through the application process and hearing, providing the information needed for the best possible outcome.
To learn more about your options for expungement or vacating of offenses, please call the office at 509-872-5113.