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    • Friday morning street closures impact Fourth Plain traffic
      Westbound lane construction on Fourth Plain Boulevard near Northeast 78th Avenue will cause traffic and buses to detour from around 4 a.m. to 7 a.m. Friday, May 6. C-Tran routes 4 and 44 will be affected. From westbound Fourth Plain, buses will detour to: Right on Thurston Way Left on Vancouver Plaza Drive, which becomes […]
    • Former Sheriff Lucas will be Ridgefield’s interim police chief
      Former Clark County Sheriff Garry Lucas is coming out of retirement to temporarily lead the Ridgefield Police Department. Lucas, who retired as sheriff in 2014 after 24 years in charge, will be the interim police chief effective immediately, as current Chief Carrie Greene's last day is Friday. Greene is retiring after working more than 30 […]
    • Mighty Bowl puts down roots in restaurant location
      The Mighty Bowl has found a permanent parking spot. The Vancouver food truck last week moved into a kitchen downtown that will soon feature a walk-up window and eventually expand into a full restaurant. "For four years we've been a nomadic company," owner Steve Valenta said Thursday. "It's all about answering the question of how […]
    • Benton: No Vancouver stop for Trump
      Donald Trump won't be visiting Vancouver Saturday after all, according to state Sen. Don Benton, his state campaign chairman. Trump is still expected to visit Washington, Benton, R-Vancouver, told The Oregonian. When contacted by The Columbian, Benton declined to be interviewed. However, The Columbian reported on Wednesday the Trump campaign was having a difficult time […]
    • Deputy who fired weapon during Camas disturbance ID’d
      The Clark County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the deputy who fired one round while responding to a disturbance call in Camas last week. Deputy Brian Ellithorpe, a 23-year veteran of the sheriff’s office, remains on critical incident leave after firing one round from his service weapon April 27, according to the sheriff’s […]

Sealing Court Records

Often times, having a conviction vacated or a record expunged/deleted is not enough to keep the charge from following you.  Vacated convictions and deleted records will typically continue to show up on background investigations.  Washington General Rule 15 (GR 15) offers a solution – sealing court records.  By sealing a record, the Court removes the records from the public view such as from internet searches and criminal justice agency searches.  Additional steps may be necessary to force private companies and agencies to remove the information from their database.

Sealing records is a powerful tool.  Given it’s power, there are strict requirements for eligibility and complex law governing its use.  The Court allows a record to be sealed under a variety of circumstances  depending on the record requested sealed. The process can be complicated and difficult.  We understand the process and are experienced and successful in having records sealed.  Call us to see how we can help you move past your past and start living for your future.