This is related to the unique Seattle Municipal charge that is Sexual Exploitation. First of all, a word about the charge, it used to be titled Patronizing a Prostitute and by naming it Sexual Exploitation it arguably sounds worse than it is and can charge people that have been charged with this or convicted of this to face undue prejudice.
Essentially, what the act is agreeing to some sort of a sex act for money. And there were numerous stings in the in the 20 teens where hundreds of people were arrested for, allegedly, agreeing to hand jobs in massage parlors and branded essentially with this charge, Sexual Exploitation, that can incite a lot of unfair prejudice given what the alleged act actually was and the nature of that.
If you have faced that charge if you have that on your record, you may be wondering what you can do about it. So, those cases resolved a couple of different ways. Some people were convicted, either by a straight conviction or a deferral, which is where the case gets dismissed after a period of time. A deferral and a conviction they both still need to be vacated to come off your record and the charge is eligible 3 years from when you complete all the terms and conditions of your sentence, including fines and probation or when it gets dismissed.
Alternatively, a lot of those cases resulted in dismissals, if that was the case, it may be eligible for expungement of the arrest, which is a process with the Washington State Patrol. Either way, feel free to give my office a call at (206)222-8829.