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Washington State’s New Law to Vacate Criminal Convictions
July 10, 2019

New this month, changes will take effect modifying Washington state’s process for vacating conviction records. Effective June-July 2019, more people with felony and misdemeanor convictions will be eligible for relief. Although Washington typically doesn’t allow people to completely expunge or destroy criminal records, they do allow criminal convictions to be “vacated.” A vacatur releases the person from all penalties and … Read More>

Seattle Passes Law Restricting Landlords’ Use of Criminal Records
August 17, 2017

Here’s some good news for those people with a criminal record in Washington. On Monday, the Seattle City Council voted 8 to 0 to prohibit landlords from using criminal records to screen prospective tenants. The only exception to the new ordinance are sex offenders – and landlords must still demonstrate a legitimate business reason if they deny housing to a … Read More>

New Washington Law Notifies Domestic Violence Survivors when Abusers Attempt to Purchase a Gun
July 31, 2017

On July 23, a new law took effect in Washington that requires law enforcement to alert victims when their abusers attempt to buy a gun. The House Bill 1501 was signed by Washington Governor Jay Inslee in May, and is the first of its kind among state law. The legislation establishes a grant program which assists authorities in conducting investigations … Read More>

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Washington Welcomes WipeRecord
August 7, 2015

WipeRecord has a mission to help as many people with a criminal record as possible. We all mess up in life and sometimes those mess-ups can have serious consequences. The good news is that if you have been convicted of either a misdemeanor or felony in the state of Washington, you may be able to seal/expunge your record! Washington, like … Read More>