Overview Description

If a person convicted of violating RCW 69.50.4011(1)(b) or (c), 69.50.4013, 69.50.4014, or 69.41.030(2) (b) or (c) completes a substance use disorder program and files proof of completion with the court, or obtains an assessment from a recovery navigator program, an arrest and jail alternative program, or a law enforcement assisted diversion program, and has six months of substantial compliance with recommended treatment, the court must vacate the conviction or convictions.

Ineligible Category or Citation

This section applies only to violations under RCW 69.50.4011(1)(b) or (c), 69.50.4013, 69.50.4014, or 69.41.030(2) (b) or (c).

Procedure General

The petition must be filed in the sentencing court. For the specific procedure, see Wash. Rev. Code § 9.96.060.


There is no statutory language regarding fees.


The petitioner is released from all penalties and disabilities resulting from the offense. The petitioner can state that they have never been convicted of a crime for all purposes, including questions on employment or housing applications. State patrol and local law enforcement agencies can disseminate information on vacated convictions to other criminal justice agencies.  The court records may remain available to the public after vacation.

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