Edmonds Expungement Attorney

I Can Help Defend Your Reputation! Serving Snohomish County.

A criminal record can adversely affect you long into the future. It can have an adverse impact on your ability to obtain employment, housing, government benefits, or student loans. Anyone who is interested, such as a potential employer, who runs a routine background check on you may discover the record of the charges made against you which are on file with a law enforcement agency, such as the Washington State Patrol, county sheriff departments, and local police. In the state of Washington, the record of your criminal history which is on file with a law enforcement agency may be deleted under certain circumstances and rules as provided under the law. This deletion is only of non-conviction data and is referred to as "expungement."

As a Snohomish County expungement lawyer, I can take all necessary legal steps to help you accomplish this where qualified. My firm, John F. Segelbaum, Attorney at Law has handled many such cases for qualifying clients in and around Snohomish and King Counties. I have close to 40 years of experience in the field of criminal law. You can count on me for highly professional and personalized legal service in this matter.

How Expungement Works in Washington State

In order to have a criminal record expunged, certain criteria must be met including:

  • Compliance with the terms and conditions of the sentence
  • No new arrests or charges
  • 2 years have passed since the record became non conviction data
  • 3 years have passed from date of arrest or filing of charges and the case is no longer pending

If there was a conviction, the case is not non-conviction data and expungement does not apply. If there was a conviction for a misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor, the procedure is to file a motion in court to vacate the conviction. Three years must have passed since successful completion of the sentence.

An individual can request that the non-conviction data be deleted from the Washington State Patrol or other law enforcement agency records. These law enforcement agencies may refuse to delete the record in cases where the disposition was a deferred prosecution or similar diversion, where the individual has a prior felony or misdemeanor conviction, or where the individual has since been arrested or charged with a new offense.

Protect Your Future

To learn more about your particular situation in regards to expunging your record with the Washington State Patrol or other law enforcement agencies, contact my firm to arrange to speak with me for a free case consultation to help you get started.

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John's Scorecard

Guilty 117
Not Guilty/Dismissed 97
Reduced 651
Deferred Prosecution 314
Total 1179

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Why Choose My Firm?

    • Nearly 40 Years of Legal Experience
    • Former Senior Deputy Prosecutor
    • 24-Hour Phone Service & Jail Visits
    • Thousands of Criminal Cases Handled
John tells me the second ticket was dismissed as well as the initial one. I appreciate your work. Thanks so much! - AC