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New Hope Act Makes Expands Access to Vacating Criminal Records

By Ember Law  |  October 12, 2019

If you’ve read our prior post on expunging or vacating your criminal record, you learned that unless you met the stringent requirements, removing a conviction from your record was impossible. Fortunately, our legislature and governor recognized what criminal justice advocates have stated for a while – a criminal conviction can be a scarlet letter. It draws attention to your mistake...

Vacating Misdemeanor or Gross Misdemeanor Convictions in Washington

By Ember Law  |  July 3, 2019

Expunction. Expungement. Vacating.  Call it what you will, but Washington law only permits the vacation of some misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor convictions.  I have set forth the following to help clarify your understanding.  If you are seeking to have a conviction vacated, make sure to speak to an attorney to determine if you qualify. Vacating a conviction releases you from all...