Vacating and Sealing Criminal Records in Washington

Posted by Gilbert Levy | May 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Vacating criminal convictions in Washington is relatively easy depending on the nature of the conviction. Once a criminal conviction is vacated, you can truthfully answer that you have not been convicted of a crime. Sealing a court record that says you were once convicted is much more difficult and unsealed court records may cause you problems securing employment, housing and credit even if charges have been dismissed.


Posted by Gilbert Levy | Feb 04, 2017 | 0 Comments

We get more calls about this than any other kind of case.  This is great because it shows that now more than ever citizens are willing to take action to defend their constitutional rights!  But before you decide to jump into the mosh pit of civil rights litigation or have a mud wrestling contest with Officer Friendly, here are some things that you might want to consider.

Gilbert Levy

Gilbert Levy has forty years of experience handling trials, appeals, post conviction matters, capital and First Amendment cases in Federal and State Courts. He has an AV (highest) rating from Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0(superb) rating from AVVO. He has successfully argued a case in the United States Supreme Court, which resulted in the reversal of a death sentence.

Jennifer Kaplan

Jennifer Kaplan has seven years of experience handling federal and state criminal matters. She has successfully argued cases in the Washington Court of Appeals and the United States District Court. In addition to her criminal defense work, Jenn is experienced in handling grand jury matters, First Amendment cases, anti harassment orders and SLAPP suits.