Overview Description

Information relating to an arrest and charge can be deleted by the criminal justice agency two years after the entry of a disposition favorable to the defendant. 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 does not meet the specified criteria, the criminal justice agency can refuse to delete the non-conviction data. For the specific procedure, see Wash. Rev. Code § 10.97.060.


There is no statutory language regarding fees.


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.


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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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