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Vacating A Misdemeanor In Washington State

Posted on September 25, 2014Posted By Russell & Hill, PLLCPosted In DUI Defense

What does “Vacating A Misdemeanor in Washington State” mean?

Vacating a misdemeanor in Washington state means that if the court determines you meet certain conditions and orders such as if you pled guilty to a crime, your plea would be changed to “not guilty” and then the charges would be dismissed. If you were charged and found guilty, the court may set aside the conviction, dismiss your case and vacate the judgment and sentence. If your record was related to domestic violence, your name, the case number, and the charge may still show up on the Court’s information site.

When vacating a misdemeanor in Washington state, it does not remove your information from the Court’s record-keeping system. Your record remains in the Court system and is available to the public. Your record will be updated with additional information about the vacated record.

If you were arrested and fingerprinted, your record may still be maintained by the arresting department. If you have any questions regarding your arrest record, you should forward your request to the arresting department or agency. In Washington state, you are allowed to only have one conviction vacated, in most circumstances.

Where do I apply for vacating a misdemeanor?

To apply for vacating a misdemeanor, you will need to apply to the court where you were convicted.

Here is a list of all Municipal Courts with websites in the State of Washington:

CourtCounty
Aberdeen Municipal CourtGrays Harbor County
Airway Heights Municipal CourtSpokane County
Anacortes Municipal CourtSkagit County
Battle Ground Municipal CourtClark County
Bellingham Municipal CourtWhatcom County
Blaine Municipal CourtWhatcom County
Bothell Municipal CourtKing County
Burlington Municipal CourtSkagit County
Camas-Washougal Municipal CourtClark County
Centralia Municipal CourtLewis County
Chehalis Municipal CourtLewis County
Cheney Municipal CourtSpokane County
Des Moines Municipal CourtKing County
East Wenatchee Municipal CourtDouglas County
Edmonds Municipal CourtSnohomish County
Elma Municipal CourtGrays Harbor County
Enumclaw Municipal CourtKing County
Everett Municipal CourtSnohomish County
Everson-Nooksack Municipal CourtWhatcom County
Federal Way Municipal CourtKing County
Ferndale Municipal CourtWhatcom County
Fife Municipal CourtPierce County
Gig Harbor Municipal CourtPierce County
Kent Municipal CourtKing County
Kirkland Municipal CourtKing County
Lake Forest Park Municipal CourtKing County
Lakewood Municipal CourtPierce County
Longview Violations Bureau Only Municipal CourtCowlitz County
Lynden Municipal CourtWhatcom County
Lynnwood Municipal CourtSnohomish County
Medical Lake Municipal CourtSpokane County
Mercer Island Municipal CourtKing County
Mill Creek Violations Bureau Only Municipal CourtSnohomish County
Milton Municipal CourtPierce County
Montesano Municipal CourtGrays Harbor County
Mount Vernon Municipal CourtSkagit County
North Bonneville Municipal CourtSkamania County
Ocean Shores Municipal CourtGrays Harbor County
Olympia Municipal CourtThurston County
Omak Municipal CourtOkanogan County
Pasco Municipal CourtFranklin County
Port Orchard Municipal CourtKitsap County
Poulsbo Municipal CourtKitsap County
Puyallup Municipal CourtPierce County
Renton Municipal CourtKing County
Roslyn Municipal CourtKittitas County
SeaTac Municipal CourtKing County
Seattle Municipal CourtKing County
Sedro Woolley Municipal CourtSkagit County
Selah Municipal CourtYakima County
Shelton Municipal CourtMason County
Spokane Municipal CourtSpokane County
Sumner Municipal CourtPierce County
Sunnyside Municipal CourtYakima County
Tacoma Municipal CourtPierce County
Tenino Municipal CourtThurston County
Tonasket Municipal CourtOkanogan County
Toppenish Municipal CourtYakima County
Tumwater Violations Bureau Only Municipal CourtThurston County
Union Gap Municipal CourtYakima County
Westport Municipal CourtGrays Harbor County
Yakima Municipal CourtYakima County
Yelm Municipal CourtThurston County

If you are looking for information on a Municipal Court that is not listed below, please visit the Washington State Court directory.

Information about the Washington State court system, visit A Guide to Washington Courts.

Contact Everett Misdemeanor Attorneys

If you have been charged with a misdemeanor in the city of Everett or surrounding areas of Snohomish, King or Skagit County, Washington, contact Russell & Hill, PLLC, DUI attorneys by filling out and emailing our Case Evaluation Form or call our toll-free number at 888-656-8259 to schedule a free initial consultation.

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