Like most Americans, job hunters in Southwest Washington are having a tough time securing employment. There are too many applicants for too few jobs. Now, more than ever, job hunters need to get noticed for all the right reasons. If you have a criminal record, you are getting noticed for the wrong reasons.

Criminal charges and convictions have a tendency to haunt people throughout their lives; especially those which occurred at a young age. What can you do? Vacate and seal your criminal conviction!

If you have a criminal record, you may petition the court to have that conviction erased from your record. This means that once the court vacates a record of conviction, you will be released from all penalties and disabilities resulting from the offense, including answering “NO” to the question on a job application as to whether you have ever been convicted of a crime.

If you or someone you know has a criminal charge or conviction they need removed from their record, contact Jake McGhie at (360) 736-1301. Althauser Rayan Abbarno represents clients in Thurston, Lewis, Grays Harbor, and Cowlitz counties, as well as throughout the State of Washington.