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Update on Sealing Court Records

Posted by Ryan Robertson | Apr 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

It has been almost four years since the Washington Supreme Court issued its decision in Hundtofte v. Encarnacion. This decision was meant to give guidance to courts on standards to use to decide whether to seal court records. As I wrote several years back, the Courts decision did the opposite. U...

When Is a Crime Not a Crime?

Posted by Ryan Robertson | Apr 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Recently we successfully vacated a client's felony conviction in a local jurisdiction. However, before doing so we had to resolve a curious issue. When is a “crime” not a “crime”?

2009 ruling changed the landscape of sealing court records

Posted by Andrea Robertson | Jul 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

In February of 2009, the Washington Court of Appeals issued a new ruling affecting how court files can be sealed.  Click here for more information:State v. KRW. This decision (from a case we won at the trial court)  established new requirements for sealing.

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