Sealing Juvenile Records in Washington State
Learn More About Juvenile Record Expungement

Sealing juvenile records in Washington State prevents the public from being able to view your record, though the record remains in government databases. The process of sealing a record in Washington is very different if your conviction was for an adult or a juvenile charge. Contact our experienced attorneys today to learn more about starting over your life with juvenile record expungement.

Sealing juvenile records in Washington State can occur as long as a sufficient amount of time has passed without a new conviction. When a court seals a juvenile record, it also vacates your conviction meaning your conviction is actually removed and then the record is sealed. Even if you have been convicted of another charge as an adult or a juvenile, there is still a very good chance that a court will agree to move forward with your juvenile record expungement.

Mandatory Time Requirements

For most crimes where you were tried and convicted as a juvenile, you must go 2 years from your release, or your sentencing date in non-detention situations, before applying for juvenile record expungement in Washington state.

For Class A Felonies, you must wait 5 years before your case can be sealed.




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Other Requirements

There are a few other requirements for sealing juvenile records in Washington State. In particular, you must have complied with all mandatory court-ordered requirements in your case, and you must have no additional convictions or proceeding criminal actions against you.

What About Juvenile Record Expungement?

Before sealing your records, it may be in your interest to expunge that record first. Juvenile record expungement in Washington State means vacating those convictions. This is possible in many circumstances and makes it easier to ask the court to seal your record. If you are interested in juvenile record expungement, our experienced attorneys can help.

Let Findley & Rogers Help You Seal Your Juvenile Records

If you have an old conviction that has been holding you back, the good news is that sealing juvenile records in Washington State is possible in most circumstances.

However, navigating the legal system can be difficult -- that’s why at Findley & Rogers, we’re here to help you through this process.

Contact us today for a free consultation about your situation including how we can expunge your record.

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