Read on in the Findley & Rogers Law Blog to learn how state law lets you as a resident of Whatcom expunge your criminal record.
Living in Whatcom County with a Conviction on Your Record
Whatcom County is one of the greatest places to live in Washington. Nestled just a short drive between both Vancouver, BC and Seattle, but without all the traffic and crime of a big city, Whatcom County is a beautiful region where artists, farmers, students, tech workers, blue-collar laborers, and ordinary middle-class folks live and work together.
But did you know there are many residents in Whatcom County who, like you, have a past criminal conviction on their record? A conviction makes life a lot more difficult. It can hamper friendships and relationships. It can lead to failed background checks, causing you to miss out on jobs and rentals. It can permanently tarnish your public reputation.
Fortunately, Washington state law lets you, as a resident of Whatcom, expunge your criminal record in most cases.
Findley & Rogers Can Help
With help from our team of attorneys at Findley & Rogers you can, if you’re living in Whatcom, clear your criminal record. When you contact us for a free consultation we’ll take a look at your situation and help you figure out your legal options.
We’re a law firm that believes in giving people a second chance in life. Millions of people nationwide have an old conviction on their record that doesn’t reflect who they are, or how they’ve grown over the years. You’ve long since repaid your debt to society, but as long as that conviction is still on your record, you’re still going to be punished.
At Findley & Rogers, we believe that you shouldn’t be punished forever. And we’ll help you, as a resident of Whatcom, expunge your criminal record.
Who Is Eligible?
All criminal convictions, except for Class A felonies and violent crimes against others, can be expunged. The state has two basic requirements that you have to meet:
- Complete a period of time with no new criminal convictions. This ranges from 3 to 10 years and is based on the particulars of your case.
- Do everything the court ordered you to do when you were convicted. This means probation, parole, fines, community service, and anything else the court required. This shows that you took your conviction seriously and have repaid your debts to society.
If you can satisfy these requirements, then Findley & Rogers can help you navigate the legal system in Whatcom, expunge your criminal record, and get your life back on track.
It’s Time to Move On from the Past
If you’re living in Whatcom, clearing your criminal record isn’t out of reach. Get in touch with Findley & Rogers today for a free consultation to discuss your situation. We can also help you with related issues, such as restoring your firearm rights, sealing old criminal records, and more.