Sometimes, having a criminal conviction on your record can feel like a sentence for a permanently bad life. Just because you have a conviction, though, doesn’t mean your life has to be ruined forever. If you’re in Yakima County, expunge your criminal record to permanently remove your past offenses.
Did you know you can have your past crimes and criminal record cleared? Clearing your criminal record in Yakima County (and beyond!) can make it easier for you to accomplish normal life activities like finding a job or suitable housing which can be impacted by your conviction. If you’re in Yakima County, clear your criminal record to help make a better life for yourself today.
Expunging Your Criminal Record in Yakima County: Can Your Records Be Removed?
Not all, but most, people are able to have their criminal records permanently removed. Washington State does have laws that disallow people from having certain offenses removed from their permanent records. Our expungement lawyers can help you determine whether or not you’re eligible for expungement.
If your crime is not restricted, there are still requirements you’ll need to meet in order to have the conviction removed from records. If you’re in a Washington county like Yakima County, expunging your criminal record requires waiting a set amount of time and meeting the court’s requirements during that time period.
Wait for the Allotted Time to Pass
In nearly all cases, there is a waiting period that you must satisfy in order to clear your criminal record.. During this time, you must not commit any new crimes. The catch with this time period, though, is that the crimes are not automatically removed. You must take action! Many people don’t realize that they have the option to do this. If you are a resident in Yakima County, Findley & Rogers can help expunge your criminal record by first taking action to have it removed after the waiting period is over.
Meet Requirements from Your Case
In all Washington counties, including Yakima County, clearing your criminal record means completing the requirements set by the court for your criminal case. There are some standard requirements all cases in Washington have to meet, but there might be other stipulations for your conviction. Be sure to check court documents and information on your case to determine what the requirements are. You’ll need to make sure you’ve satisfied any supervision requirements as well as any classes the court deemed necessary.
Many people who want to have their record expunged don’t realize they’re going to have to pay their court fees and fines in full before they can have their record cleared. As a resident of Yakima County, expunge your criminal record using our help, but make sure you pay your fees first so that they do not prevent you from having your conviction expunged.
Begin Improving Your Life
Even though you made a mistake in the past, you don’t have to live with the consequences forever. If you’re in Yakima County, clear your criminal record so you can start living the life you’re supposed to!
At Findley & Rogers, we can help you remove old convictions from your record. Contact us today for your free consultation!