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 records cleared? At Findley & Rogers, we can help you expunge or seal Yakima County court records.
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 or Sealing Yakima County Court Records: Can They Be Removed?
Not all, but most people can have their criminal records permanently cleared. Washington State does have laws that disallow people from having certain offenses removed from their permanent records, such as Class A felons and those convicted of certain other crimes. Our expungement lawyers can help you determine whether or not you’re eligible for expungement of your Yakima County court records. We may also be able to help you seal your adult or juvenile record.
If your crime is not restricted, there are still requirements you’ll need to meet 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 period.
Wait for the Allotted Time to Pass
In nearly all cases, there is a waiting period that you must satisfy to expunge or seal Yakima County court records. During this time, you must not commit any new crimes. The catch with this period, though, is that the crimes are not automatically removed. Once the waiting period is complete, you must take action!
Many people don’t realize that they have the option to do this. Findley & Rogers can help expunge your criminal record by first taking action to have it removed after the waiting period is over. If you are a resident in Yakima County, expunge your record with our help!
Meet the Court-Ordered 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 that all cases in Washington have to meet, but there might be additional conditions for your conviction. At Findley & Rogers, we can help you figure out what you need to do to clear your criminal Yakima County court records.
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. 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. Clear your Yakima County court records so you can start living the life you’re supposed to!
At Findley & Rogers, we can help you remove old convictions from your record. You don’t have to come out to Olympia or Seattle. You can take care of it right here in Yakima County. Expunge or seal your record with legal guidance and assistance from Findley & Rogers!
Contact us today for your free consultation!