The state of Washington allows some records of criminal convictions to be expunged or sealed. Expungement is referred to as “vacating a judgment” under Washington state laws. These statutes allow certain misdemeanors and felonies to be vacated if the offense qualifies and if certain provisions are met. When a record has been expunged, it is as if the person never committed the crime.
Expungement eligibility is based on certain requirements, including:
It is worth noting that some offenses, particularly sex offenses, will not be eligible for expungement.
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