In certain cases, a person arrested for or charged with certain types of criminal offenses may be eligible to seal or expunge the record under Washington law.
Being able to seal or expunge the record may hide the booking photo or mug shot, police reports, charging documents, final disposition form and other records from public view.
The rules are often different for adult or juvenile cases. Additionally, eligibility requirements vary widely from state to state.
Use our directory to find an attorney that can help you determine whether you might be eligible to seal or expunge a criminal record in or around King County, Washington.
Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.
WACDL works to improve the quality and administration of criminal justice in the state of Washington while assisting and educating criminal defense attorneys.
King County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service - For more than 50 years, the King County Bar Association has managed a Lawyer Referral Service from its offices in Seattle, Washington. Each year the Lawyer Referral Service makes over 6.000 attorney referrals. More than 350 local attorneys participate in the program with 35 different subject matter panels. A $10 processing fee is required for Personal Injury, Worker's Compensation, and Criminal Defense cases. A $45 processing fee is required for other practice areas of the law. After the referral, you can contact the attorney for a 30 minute consultation at no additional charge.