Tacoma record clearing information

Are you searching for a lawyer to talk with about clearing your record in a court in or near Tacoma? Do you have a prior Washington state criminal charge or conviction on your record? You may be able to have your record cleared or sealed by a court under Washington law.

The attorneys of Findley & Rogers, PLLC are very knowledgeable in the law surrounding clearing your record in courts in and around Tacoma. Our attorneys can discuss with you the differences between vacating felony and misdemeanor convictions, expunging non-conviction data, sealing your records, and restoring your civil rights. Call us for a free consultation as to whether your case qualifies for any of these methods.

Why should you talk to an attorney that handles record clearing in and around Tacoma?

There are many reasons to talk with an attorney that has experience in clearing criminal records. If you have a criminal conviction on your record, you can be impacted in many ways. For instance, you may experience discrimination as a result of a conviction when applying for jobs, housing, or admission to a university. You may also face restrictions when attempting to travel outside the country.

An attorney that is experienced with Washington's record-clearing laws may be able to help you control access to the information about your criminal conviction that is available to the public. If you live or work near Tacoma, or your conviction is from a court in or near Tacoma, then it may be helpful for you to talk to a record-clearing attorney that practices in Tacoma and greater Pierce County. The attorneys of Findley & Rogers, PLLC practice in Tacoma and Pierce County, and we are happy to consult with you about the possibilities for clearing your record under Washington law.

Information on Vacating Convictions and Restoration of Civil and Gun Rights in Washington

Vacating a Conviction

Many felonies, misdemeanors, and gross misdemeanors are eligible for vacation under Washington law. There are separate statutes for the vacation of felonies and misdemeanors, and you must meet all the requirements of the correct statute to have your conviction vacated. Vacating a conviction relieves you from the penalties and disabilities of the conviction, and it allows you to respond that you have not been convicted of that crime when answering questions for employment or housing. Vacating a conviction means that the conviction is restricted from being given to the public on your Washington State Patrol Criminal History, though law enforcement personnel will still be able to see that you were convicted. If you would like more information on this topic from an attorney that handles vacating convictions and other methods of clearing records in and around Tacoma, contact the attorneys of Findley & Rogers, PLLC today for a free consultation.

Restoration of Civil Rights and Gun Rights

When you are convicted of certain crimes, you forfeit certain civil rights, such as the right to vote. Also, convictions for certain crimes result in the loss of your rights to possess firearms. These rights will not be automatically restored, even if you have completed all of the requirements of your sentence. You must petition the court for reinstatement of these rights. Our attorneys can discuss with you whether you qualify to have your civil rights and gun rights reinstated, and you can hire us to prepare the petitions and supporting documents to put forward to a court in or near Tacoma if that was where your charge occurred. If you are interested in knowing more about this topic, contact the attorneys of Findley & Rogers, PLLC today for a free consultation.

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