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RESTORE YOUR RIGHT TO POSSESS A FIREARM
IN WASHINGTON STATE

 

Washington State Gun Rights can help you if you have a criminal record in Washington State that has caused your right to possess a gun to be suspended.

 

Washington State Gun Rights is a service provided by Douglas Stratemeyer, an experienced Washington State Lawyer, to help people restore their right to possess a handgun or other firearm.

 

Washington State Gun Rights provides general information about firearm possession, and restoring the right to possess a firearm in Washington State.  Contact me to discuss your particular situation and eligibility.

 

When the right to possess a firearm in Washington State has been suspended, it remains suspended until a court restores it.  The right to possess a handgun or other firearm is not restored simply by passage of time or completion of sentence conditions.  Possessing a handgun or other firearm in Washington State while the right to possess a firearm is suspended can result in being charged with a crime.

 

There are a variety of circumstances that cause the right to possess a firearm in Washington State to be suspended.

 

WHAT CAUSES THE RIGHT TO POSSESS A FIREARM IN WASHINGTON STATE TO BE SUSPENDED?

Generally, being convicted of a felony crime or a misdemeanor crime involving domestic violence causes the right to possess a firearm to be suspended in Washington State.

 

The right to possess a firearm can also be suspended in Washington State when a person is involuntarily committed to a psychiatric institution, or when a no-contact order or protection order is entered by a court.  This depends on whether part of the order includes language indicating the right to possess a handgun or other firearm has been suspended.

 

ELIGIBILITY FOR RESTORING THE RIGHT TO POSSESS A FIREARM IN WASHINGTON STATE

The criteria to restore the right to possess a firearm in Washington State depends on whether the criminal conviction that suspended the right was a felony or misdemeanor.

 

For a felony conviction, the following criteria must be satisfied to restore the right to possess a firearm:

 

1- For a class C or B felony, a person must have five years or more in the community without committing a crime.

 

2- The conviction is not a class A felony or a sex offense.  The right to possess a firearm cannot be restored in Washington State if the conviction is for a class A felony or a sex offense.

 

3- No criminal charges are currently pending in any federal or state court.  The right to possess a firearm cannot be restored while a new criminal charge is pending.

 

4- There is no prior felony conviction that prohibits possession of a firearm.  The right to possess a firearm in the prior felony would need to be restored first.

 

5- All sentence conditions, including monetary obligations, have been completed.

 

6- There is no civil or criminal court order that prohibits possession of a firearm.

 

7- The person has not been involuntarily committed for mental health treatment.

 

For a misdemeanor conviction, the following criteria must be satisfied to restore the right to possess a firearm in Washington State:

 

1- The person has more than three years in the community without being convicted of a crime.

 

2- No criminal charges are pending against the person in any federal or state court.

 

3- There is no prior felony conviction that prohibits possession of a firearm.

 

4- The person has completed all sentence conditions, including monetary obligations.

 

5- No civil or criminal court order prohibits the person from possessing a firearm.

 

6- The person has not been involuntarily committed for mental health treatment.

 

If your right to possess a firearm in Washington State is suspended, and you believe you might satisfy the criteria to have it restored, then call or e-mail me to discuss restoring your right to possess a firearm.  My contact information is at the bottom of this page.

 

You might also be eligible for an "expungement" of the criminal conviction in addition to restoring your firearm possession right.  You can find information about expungements at my primary website, www.StratemeyerLaw.com.

 

HOW WASHINGTON STATE GUN RIGHTS CAN HELP YOU

I've been practicing law in Washington State as a criminal defense lawyer since 1992.  I've defended people against criminal charges ranging from shoplifting to first-degree murder.  I was also a judge (pro-tem).

 

Today, I help people with only expungements, vacating criminal records, arrest records, and restoring firearm possession rights.  Information about my experience and background are at my main law firm website, www.StratemeyerLaw.com.  You can also read many unsolicited testimonials written by people I've assisted at that website.

 

I also speak nationally to professionals and business groups, and to young adults.  I've written numerous legal articles, and written five books including four on Internet Marketing and Doing Business On-Line, and a book for young adults about Drugs, Alcohol, and Defeating Peer Pressure.  You can learn more about my speaking programs at www.DougStratemeyer.com.

 

 

 

     

 
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Redmond, Washington 98052

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