Vacating a Misdemeanor and/or Gross Misdemeanor Conviction
Records Request: 574-1811
THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HERE IS INTENDED TO ADDRESS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS. IT IS NOT COMPREHENSIVE AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. THOSE IN NEED OF LEGAL ADVICE SHOULD CONSULT AN ATTORNEY.
You may come to the Data Dissemination window, Room 217 of the Yakima County Courthouse and ask for “Vacation of Misdemeanor and Gross Misdemeanor Convictions” packet or download the packet.
Review the packet in its entirety. The criteria you must meet, the list of documents you must provide and the process you must follow is listed in this packet so it is essential you review it.
Listed below is a brief overview of the process:
- Complete “Motion for Order Vacating Conviction”
- Attach to the motion, your current Criminal History Information from both the Washington State Patrol and the Federal Bureau of Investigation along with original fingerprint cards from both agencies.
- There will be monetary charges for these services by both agencies
- If you were placed on probation as a result of the conviction you are seeking to vacate, you must also file a certification from District Court Probation Services (509) 574-1860 and attach to your motion.
- Once you have obtained all the appropriate supporting documents and your motion is completed, you must file with Yakima County District Court Data Dissemination Office at Room 217.
- You should bring at least two copies of all your documents.
- You will be given a hearing date and time, you will complete your Notice of Hearing with that information.
- You must serve a copy of the Motion with supporting documents and the Notice of Hearing upon the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Room 233, at least 14 days before the scheduled hearing. If you were prosecuted in the name of a city or town, you must also serve a copy of the Motion, supporting documents, and Notice of Hearing upon the Prosecutor or City Attorney of that city or town.
- Appear at scheduled court appearance, Judge will review your Motion and advise you of his decision.