A petition to vacate an adult criminal charge is not automatic. Merely proving that you are legally eligible to vacate does not guarantee that your request will be granted. The final decision always remains in the discretion of the trial court judge.
Washington Supreme Court: Deferred Sentence Dismissal Not the Same as Vacated Conviction
New Washington State vacate law changes the landscape of what can be vacated and when.
New vacate law to be signed by Washington Governor Inslee and will dramatically change the landscape for vacate options available to those looking to clear old criminal charges.
The New Hope Act has passed the Washington State Legislature and could dramatically increase the options available for vacate petitions.
Proposed new "vacate" bill in Washington State House of Representatives may provide new avenues for vacating convictions previously ineligible to be vacated.
New Washington State House bill may expand the eligibility of defendants to vacate certain felonies and misdemeanors if enacted into law.
Washington Supreme Court decision clarifies the length of a restraining order must not extend past the length of a domestic violence suspended sentence. This effectively shortens the period of time a defendant must wait before they are eligible to vacate their DV offense.
Seattle City Attorney to seek vacation of convictions for marijuana charges.
Washington Supreme Court soon to make an important ruling related to timing of when clients may be eligible to vacate felony convictions.
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”?
Proposed Legislation Will Allow For Mandatory Vacation of All Misdemeanor Marijuana Possession Convictions
New proposed legislation for mandatory vacation of misdemeanor marijuana possession convictions