Expunging your criminal records is a powerful remedy to eliminate your past and protect your future.
In Washington, expungement means your criminal records are physically destroyed and all electronic records associated with the case are permanently deleted.
Expungement is not an all-powerful remedy, however. You can only expunge non-conviction records—in other words, cases that that did not result in a conviction or a similar disposition.
You have to wait at least 2 years from the date your charges were dismissed or you were found not guilty before you can get your records expunged
FAQ: Expunging Your Criminal Records in Washington
What criminal records can be expunged in Washington?
Are you eligible to expunge your criminal records?