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Clear Your Criminal Record Through An Expungement Or Vacation Of A Conviction

If you have a prior conviction on your record, even a juvenile offense, it could still be impacting your life now. You shouldn’t have to bear the heavy burden of an offense when you’ve already fulfilled your sentence.

At the law firm of Kurt Bennett - The Redemption Lawyer in Normandy Park, we believe that everyone should be able to move on from their past and fully embrace the life they lead now. Our goal is to get you that second chance.

Led by a redemption lawyer with 20-plus years of experience in this important area of law, our team works diligently to lift the burdens of prior criminal records. We will handle your case with the sensitivity, dignity and respect that you deserve.

Understanding Your Options For Removing A Criminal Record

Washington has confusing terminology when it comes to removing criminal records. If you want to have your record “expunged,” it means deleting an arrest record or criminal charge that was dismissed. Vacate means “to set aside a conviction,” while expunge means “to physically destroy information.” Our lawyer will review your situation and explain the specific options that are available to you. We can seek to have the conviction vacated or your record expunged if you qualify.

Even if you do not qualify for vacating or an expungement, a Certificate of Restoration of Opportunity (CROP) can help restore some of your rights and opportunities.

The Benefits Of Getting A Clean Criminal Record

There are substantial benefits to having your record cleared. When applying for a job, you no longer have to respond with “yes” when asked if you have been convicted of a crime. The official background checks will not show these past offenses. You will be able to live life and eliminate the obstacles that prevent you from reaching your full potential.

Let Us Help You Take Control Of Your Future

We believe everyone deserves a second chance, and we will work with you to help move your life forward in a positive direction. If you’re looking to seal a criminal record, vacate a conviction, seek an expungement or explore your options, give us a call today at 206-792-3265. You can also send us an email to schedule a free consultation.