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Facing Weapons Charges in Lynnwood

Weapons cases can involve illegal possession of a deadly weapon, carrying a concealed weapon, use of a weapon in committing a crime or assault with a deadly weapon. Any other crime committed with a weapon may also be charged at the same time as the weapons offense.

Most weapons charges have serious penalties, so if you or someone close to you is facing criminal charges involving weapons, you need to contact a Lynnwood criminal defense attorney at The Law Offices of Lance Fryrear as soon as possible.

Possession Laws in Lynnwood

In the United States the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution gives Americans the right to have and bear arms. You as an individual have the right to protect your family and possessions from injury or damage.

This right is not without restrictions, however. You must have a permit in order to own a firearm. Similarly, if you have been convicted of a criminal offense, you generally would be deprived of the right to have a firearm in the state of Washington.

There can be serious consequences if you are caught with unlawful possession of a firearm. If you or someone you know has been charged for any firearm possession crime or illegal activity in Lynnwood, it is imperative that you consult with a skilled Lynnwood criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

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 Offices of Lance Fryrear, we have been helping clients in all over the state restore their firearm 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 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. We can give you all the information you will need to find out how we 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.

For personal service, honest representation, and excellent results, contact a Lynnwood criminal defense lawyer at The Laws Office of Lance Fryrear to handle your weapons charges case. Call our office today at (425) 224-7075.

Why Should You Call us?

Having an attorney who treats you with respect, listens to your concerns, and answers your questions is a necessary component of your case. We are experienced, skilled lawyers who know how to conduct a thorough investigation to get all the facts for your legal defense.

Our experience speaks for itself, and with over eighteen years of know-how as criminal defense lawyers and prosecutors, we understand how the other side thinks. Because one of our attorneys is a former prosecutor, we have an edge in preparing your case and working to keep you out of jail.

Lance R. Fryrear did his first jury trial at 24 years old and went on to handle over 20,000 cases during his seven years as a Prosecuting Attorney. Over the last 18+ years, we have successfully represented and defended all types of criminal cases, including numerous weapons offenses.

We look forward to meeting with you in a free initial consultation to discuss your specific situation and the best way to protect your rights. Call today to schedule your appointment!


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