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.
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.
This blog attempts to answer some of the basic questions people ask when they or someone close to them is charged with domestic violence.