Clear Your Washington Criminal Record

If you have a criminal record in Washington State, we will explore every legal option to clear your record of past criminal convictions so you can start anew.

We will work with you to vacate, seal, and/or expunge your past criminal convictions so that you can avoid the negative consequences of a criminal conviction, including:

  • Denial of loans
  • Failing employment background checks
  • Denial of financial aid
  • Damage to personal reputation
  • Inability to vote or own firearm

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Don’t Let Your Past Hurt Your Future

Many people are not aware of how a criminal record can affect them until their loan application is denied, or they fail a background check. You may have even suffered these effects without knowing it if a potential employer or acquaintance ran a search without telling you.

Washington State law recognizes that people with criminal convictions can be valuable members of society, and thus provides that individuals who have reformed their lives can have their convictions vacated as long as they meet certain requirements.

Get Legal Assistance To Start Fresh

Having your conviction vacated means that you can legally state you were never convicted of a felony or misdemeanor. This means that if an employer asks if you have ever been convicted of a crime, you can legally answer “no” on a job application.

In some cases, you may simply be able to appeal a criminal conviction. We can work with you to successfully appeal a conviction based on police errors, illegally obtained evidence, false witness statements, and incorrect rulings at your trial.

The Menéndez Law Firm has experience clearing countless individuals records, and we will work to help you get your criminal past behind you. Call us for a free consultation so we can discuss your criminal history and what options you may have available.

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense

We have an extensive knowledge of the legal system and can provide quality representation for you- from initial contact with law enforcement through appeal and post-conviction issues.


Pre-charge Representation

Our law firm can help you before you have even been charged with a crime, leading to cases that are never prosecuted, dismissed, or charged with a lesser offense.


Drug Charges (VUCSA)

Our attorney is skilled in the defense of all types of violations of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act (VUCSA). We handle cases involving alleged drug possession, drug delivery, drug crime conspiracy, and much more.


Domestic Violence Charges

Get the skilled defense you need when you are accused of carrying out an act of violence or harassment against someone in your family or household, or against a current / former significant other.


Gun Charges

Are you accused of violating Washington’s gun laws? If so, we can help you challenge your gun charges. We handle cases involving unlawful possession of a firearm, concealed firearms, and more.


Federal Crimes

When you are being prosecuted by the federal government, you can’t afford to have substandard legal representation. Our attorney is experienced in handling federal charges and is well-qualified to represent you.

Crimes of Violence

Being convicted of a violent crime can lead have life-changing consequences. Our attorney has extensive experience in criminal defense and can provide the systemized and aggressive litigation you need.


Representation for Police Investigations

If you are being investigated by the police, our lawyer can inform you of your rights and help prevent unnecessary interrogations from authorities.



With knowledge of the advantages of going to trial and how to conduct the best possible defense, our attorney can explain your options and aggressively represent your case.



You may be able to get your conviction overturned through the appeals process. Our lawyer can handle your appellate case from start to finish.


Criminal Records Clearing

Expunging criminal charges from the public record can help you restore a wide variety of privileges - from employment opportunities to the ability to obtain a loan.


Firearms Rights Restoration

Having a criminal record in the state of Washington will prevent you from owning a gun. However, you may qualify to have these rights restored after a certain period of time.

Fighting to Protect your Rights

Whatever your specific legal services may be, count on our attorney to provide the dependable representation that you require. We will conduct an in-depth investigation of the evidence and facts to ensure you are given the best chance of obtaining a positive result. Contact our Seattle criminal defense attorney now at (877) 806-5535 and learn more about our practice areas!

  • Systemized and Aggressive Litigation
  • Wide Range of Experience
  • Representing Clients Across Washington State
  • Proven record of success
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