Overview Description

A record relating to the successful completion of a deferred disposition that was dismissed and vacated prior to June 7, 2012, will be sealed upon petition to the court if restitution has been paid and the person is 18 years old or older. Wash. Rev. Code §13.50.260(4)(c).

Ineligible Category or Citation

There is no statutory language regarding ineligible offenses.

Procedure General

The Court will grant any motion to seal records of any deferred disposition vacated under section 13.40.127(9) before June 7, 2012, if restitution has been paid and the person is 18 or older. Wash. Rev. Code § 13.50.260(4)(c).

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 petition can be filed if the person is 18 or older.

 

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