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Reducing Legal Financial Obligations

If you were convicted of a crime in Washington, you may be eligible for relief from some or all of the legal financial obligations (LFOs) attached to your case(s). The amount of relief you may be eligible for depends on the type of conviction, the types of LFOs assessed, and your financial resources. For more information on the process to reduce or waive your LFOs please visit Washington LawHelp.


If you need help determining which of your convictions have LFOs remaining to be paid, we can provide you with a free copy of your criminal history.

Legal Financial Obligation (LFO) Relief Presentation

The information covered –

  • Introduction
  • What are LFOs?
  • Available Relief
  • Changes from HB 1412
  • GR 39 Forms Walkthrough
  • Q & A

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Reducing Legal Financial Obligations

If you were convicted of a crime in Washington, you may be eligible for relief from some or all of the legal financial obligations (LFOs) attached to your case(s). The amount of relief you may be eligible for depends on the type of conviction, the types of LFOs assessed, and your financial resources.

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