Overview Description

A record relating to the successful completion of a deferred disposition that was dismissed and vacated as of June 7, 2012, or later will be sealed so long as the person is 18 years of age or older and the full amount of restitution has been paid. Wash. Rev. Code §13.40.127(10)(a)(i).

Ineligible Category or Citation

There is no statutory language regarding ineligible offenses.

Procedure General

The procedure is automatic if the person has successfully completed the deferred disposition, the deferred disposition was dismissed and vacated, the person is 18 or older and all restitution has been paid.Wash. Rev. Code § 13.40.127(10)(a)(i).

Fees

There is no statutory language regarding fees.

Effect

Upon the record being sealed, the proceedings in the case will be treated as if they never occurred, and the subject of the records can reply accordingly to any inquiry about the events. Any agency will reply to any inquiry concerning confidential or sealed records that records are confidential, and no information can be given about the existence or nonexistence of records concerning an individual. Wash. Rev. Code § 13.50.260(6)(a).

For information on how a record can be unsealed, see Wash. Rev. Code § 13.50.260(8).

For further information on the effect, see Wash. Rev. Code § 13.50.260(6)-(11).

Waiting Periods

The record should be sealed when the matter is dismissed and vacated if the person is 18 or older and all restitution has been paid. If the person is under 18, the court should set an administrative hearing to seal the matter no later than 30 days after the person's 18th birthday.

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