Washington

Restoration of Rights Project – Washington Profile

Guide to restoration of rights, pardon, sealing & expungement following a Washington criminal conviction

Beyond the Conviction: What Defense Attorneys in Washington Need to Know About Collateral Consequences

Washington Defender Association (2013)

Beyond Juvenile Court: Long-term Impact of a Juvenile Record

Washington Defender Association (2011)

* Be sure to check for changes in the relevant laws since this resource is fairly dated


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