A criminal lawyer to "collaterally" attack your conviction is what you need. You do, however, need to do the legwork yourself and interview a few lawyers in your area to see which one you will be most comfortable working with. You will most most likely need to find a highly experienced than reputable lawyer in Seattle. Begin by dialing your state bar association and requesting a referral to a state board-certified lawyer in criminal law who specializes in post-conviction relief. You may also want to use the "find a lawyer "button here on Avvo, at the top or bottom of this page.
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You are required to show good moral character for five years. If they are denying natz based on a 14 year old conviction, it definitely needs to be looked at. Please contact me directly. I can review it with you and recommend the best attorney for the specific issue. I know my colleagues here in seattle very well, and you need to get the best one for your issue.
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Good decision. Use the Find a Lawyer feature above.
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