Spokane! Clear your criminal recordwith the experienced attorneys of Findley & Rogers. We have the knowledge of state law and familiarity with the legal process to successfully vacate old convictions that have been haunting you from your past. Take a look at our Vacating Criminal Convictions page if you’d like to know more about the exact process or keep reading if you’d like to discover the advantages of expunging your record in Spokane.
The Heavy Cost of a Criminal Record
A criminal record makes it hard to get ahead. A background check on you will reveal your conviction history. Your past will hurt your chances as a job candidate. An old conviction can prevent you from getting a good place to live, as most landlords prefer to rent to someone without a criminal history. And your record makes it a lot harder to apply for loans or credit to buy a new car, take a vacation, get a medical procedure, and so on. All of these roadblocks can make life a lot harder in Spokane. Expungement will clear your record.
Having a prior conviction also affects your standing in the community. If you have a public profile, or even if you’re simply involved in an organization, your criminal record can make you less trustworthy in the eyes of others.
What Are the Eligibility Requirements?
If you’re a resident of Spokane, these are the requirements for expungement of your criminal record:
- First, you must comply with all court orders. If you were ordered to pay fines or restitution, these must be paid. If you were ordered to do community service, you must have done so. If you were on probation, you must have completed your probation satisfactorily.
- Second, for residents of Spokane, expungement requires a waiting period before a conviction can be vacated. During this time you must not have any additional criminal convictions, and you cannot have any pending charges either. The exact length of this waiting period varies from three to 10 years, depending on your circumstances.
- Third, you cannot expunge a Class A felony or a violent crime against another person. These crimes cannot be vacated unless you were convicted as a juvenile.
Residents of Spokane, Clear Your Criminal Record Today!
Having a past criminal conviction can lead to embarrassment whenever you submit an application.
Such a stigma is unfair. Your offense happened long ago; today, you’re smarter and wiser, and you deserve a chance to move on and to be on equal footing with your fellow citizens.
If you live in Spokane, you can expunge your record today. Contact us to get the process started. The initial consultation is free, so what are you waiting for? Call Findley & Rogers today.