Do I need to do anything to vacate my drug possession conviction?
No, all drug possession convictions impacted by the State v. Blake ruling in King County Superior Court will be reviewed by the Prosecuting Attorney's Office, and the Court will enter an order to vacate based on the date of the conviction (newest to oldest).
You may check your case file to see if an order has been entered in your case by using the clerk’s records access portal here.
If you have trouble locating your case, you can contact us at:
- email: email@example.com
- phone: 206-296-9300
What happens after my conviction is vacated?
Once a vacate order is entered the Clerk will update the court record and send a copy of the order to Washington State Patrol to update their records.
Who is eligible for a refund?
Refunds are ordered when the only conviction(s) on a case is for drug possession. Any LFO’s paid on that case can be refunded to the defendant after an application is received and approved by the clerk.
Cases with a drug possession conviction and any other conviction are not eligible for a refund through this process. If you believe a refund should be ordered, please consult with your attorney or contact the Department of Public Defense at
- email: DPDBlakeRequest@kingcounty.gov.
- phone: 206-296-7662 or toll-free at 1-844-935-3534
How do I request a refund?
On July 1, 2023, the refund process was moved to the State of Washington's Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC). To request a refund, please apply through the link below:
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