You can get some misdemeanor convictions off your criminal record including cannabis (marijuana) convictions. This packet contains instructions and forms. #8712EN
I have felony criminal records. Can I vacate my non-violent Class B or C felony conviction or record?
Use this packet to vacate records of certain non-violent felony convictions in Washington State. State Patrol will remove a “vacated” conviction from your public criminal history record. This gives you some protection in some background checks. #9910EN
State v. Blake is a 2021 Washington State Supreme Court decision that says the state’s drug possession law is unconstitutional. If you were convicted of drug possession on or before February 25, 2021, you can get those convictions cleared (“vacated”) and removed from your criminal record. You may also get a refund of the legal financial obligations (LFOs) you paid on your drug possession case/s. The law the court found unconstitutional is “Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance” or “VUCSA – possession” (RCW 69.50.4013 and earlier versions of that law). Packets #8720EN and #8721EN
In Small Claims Court, you can sue for up to $10,000. This is meant to be a quick, cheap way to resolve a dispute you could not otherwise settle. It is not complicated. Lawyers generally cannot take part. There are no juries, motions or objections. There is only a small charge for filing a lawsuit. You can get a trial date much sooner than in other courts. Most trials last about 20 minutes. #9940EN