Lynnwood Defense Lawyer Restoring Firearm Rights

How to Restore Your Firearm Rights

If you have been convicted of a felony crime, you have lost your right to possess a firearm until that right is restored to you by a court of record. Similarly, if you have been convicted of a crime of domestic violence (with few exceptions), you have lost your right to possess a firearm until that right is restored to you by a court of record. In any case, if you have lost your right to possess a firearm and are found in possession of a firearm (even in your home) you will be charged with a felony and likely face severe jail or prison time.

If you have lost your right to possess a firearm, all is not lost as there is a statute in Washington State that allows a person to petition a court of record to restore firearm rights. The firearm right restoration statute in Washington State is RCW 9.41.040. In short, you may qualify to restore your firearm rights if:

a) You have spent more than 5 consecutive years in the community without being convicted of or currently charged with any crime - if you lost your firearm rights due to conviction of a felony; or

b) You have spent more than 3 consecutive years in the community without being convicted of or currently charged with any crime - if you lost your firearm rights due to conviction of a misdemeanor

There are other exceptions and requirements in the statute, but the gist of the matter is that you have to have no convictions for a period of time and not currently be charged with any crime or restrained by any protection or no-contact order. The law and procedures are complex, so it takes a knowledgeable Lynnwood criminal defense attorney to work through the legal complexities in order to assist you in restoring your firearm rights. At the Law Office of Lance R. Fryrear, I have been helping clients in all over the state restore their firearm rights. I look forward to meeting with you in a free initial consultation to discuss your specific situation and the best way to protect your rights.

Let Lynnwood Attorney Lance Fryrear Help With Your Firearm Rights

Whether or not you have been previously convicted of a misdemeanor or felony, you may qualify to request a restoration of your gun rights under certain specific circumstances. If you qualify we need to draft a petition, serve the prosecuting attorney and the Court. If your petition is granted we need to serve certified copies of the order on the Washington State Patrol. I can give you all the information you will need to find out how I might be able to help you. There are even ways to expunge a prior conviction from your record that might assist in helping restore your firearm rights. With my former experience as a prosecutor, I am knowledgeable in the best ways to go about obtaining the best possible outcome for you.

Searching for an attorney for your criminal case in Lynnwood, WA? Contact a Lynnwood criminal defense attorney for help with restoring your firearm rights.