Overview Description

Information relating to an arrest and charge will be deleted by the criminal justice agency two years after the entry of a disposition favorable to the defendant, so long as the person has no prior felony or gross misdemeanor conviction and no pending charges. Wash. Rev. Code §§ 10.97.060, 10.97.030.

Ineligible Category or Citation

There is no statutory language regarding ineligible offenses.

Procedure General

A request must be submitted to the criminal justice agency maintaining the data. If the petitioner meets the specified criteria, the non-conviction data shall be deleted upon request. For the specific procedure, see Wash. Rev. Code § 10.97.060.

Fees

There is no statutory language regarding fees.

Effect

The criminal history data is deleted from criminal justice agency files which are available and generally searched for the purpose of responding to inquiries. Wash. Rev. Code § 10.97.060.

Forms

For information regarding record modification in Washington, visit here.

Waiting Periods

The request can be filed two years after the record becomes non-conviction data as a result of a disposition favorable to the defendant.

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