If You Want to Clear a Criminal Record
By Seattle Expungement Lawyer Steve Karimi
If you or your child has a criminal record, call Seattle criminal defense lawyer Steve Karimi for a free initial consultation about expunging criminal history.
It is possible to take a conviction off your record - otherwise known as expunging (or vacating) a conviction. An experienced expungement lawyer will be able to clear a conviction in the state of Washington, which means that the court will set aside - or erase - the conviction. Under a very specific set of circumstances, a felony or misdemeanor offense can be removed from the public record. It's as though it never happened.
There are a number of reasons why an individual would want to expunge a criminal record. Jobs that require a security clearance will also require a criminal background check. Some professional licenses cannot be obtained with a criminal conviction. Even admittance to some college and universities will be denied if the applicant has a criminal record. Clearing a criminal record can help people who are having trouble getting housing, or have been prevented from getting certain types of employment. Sometimes, a person wants to expunge a criminal record simply to wipe the slate clean.
There are several requirements that must be met in order to expunge a criminal record, such as:
- You have complied with the terms and conditions of your sentence
- The conviction must have occurred more than three years ago since the time the case was closed for a misdemeanor, five years for a Class C felony, and ten years for a Class B felony
- The conviction cannot be for certain offenses precluded by statute
"Let My Extensive Experience as a Former Prosecutor Work For You."
Seattle Expungement Lawyer Steve Karimi has helped many individuals clear their criminal records. Steve Karimi's experience as a former prosecutor can be put to work on your behalf. Call or contact Seattle Expungement lawyer Steve Karimi. You'll get an experienced criminal defense attorney who will do whatever it takes to get a favorable result for his clients.
* Representing people with criminal convictions in King County, Washington state, including Seattle, Bellevue, Everett and Snohomish.