Seattle Municipal Court Hon. Karen Donohue, Presiding

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Expungement Process

There is no legal authority allowing courts to expunge or destroy court records through the expungement process. See GR 15(h); "State V Young", 152 Wn. App 186, 216 P.3d 449 (2009).

Although court records may not be expunged or destroyed, non-conviction records may, in some circumstances, be expunged from files of other criminal justice agencies under certain circumstances.

For information on sealing, vacating, or expunging non-conviction data from criminal justice agency files (not from the records at the Seattle Municipal Court), see the link at the Washington State Patrol Link outside of the City of Seattle web.

Click here Link outside of the City of Seattle web for the brochure A Guide to Sealing and Destroying Court Records, Vacating Convictions, and Deleting Criminal History Records Link outside of the City of Seattle web produced by the Washington State Administrative Office of the Courts.

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