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Our Process

We help our clients regain their full legal rights to own or possess firearms. A person can lose their firearm rights after a felony criminal conviction, certain misdemeanor convictions, or an involuntary commitment for mental health treatment. Even juvenile court convictions can result in the loss of firearm rights well into adulthood. Washington law allows people to petition a court to have their firearm rights restored after a period of good behavior. We assist our clients in bringing these petitions before the court.

Your Basic Rights

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Charges

Loss of Rights

A person can lose the right to own or possess a firearm in several ways:

Possession is the crime

A person could be charged with the crime of unlawful possession of a firearm even if the weapon does not belong to him/her (for example: a situation where a spouse, roommate, or friend stores their weapon in the place where the person lives).

A person could also be charged with a crime even if they did not know a gun was nearby (for example, a person borrows a car from a friend that contains a gun in the glovebox).

Restoring your rights:

Gun rights are not automatically restored in Washington. A court will automatically restore some civil rights after a person completes a felony criminal sentence (for example, the right to vote or serve on a jury). If a person petitions a court and has their criminal conviction vacated or removed from their record, this does NOT automatically restore the right to possess firearms.

You can be in constant risk of being charged with unlawful possession, some people choose to have their gun rights restored even if they never personally intend to own a weapon in the future.

Our Process

We help our clients regain their full legal rights to own or possess firearms. A person can lose their firearm rights after a felony criminal conviction, certain misdemeanor convictions, or an involuntary commitment for mental health treatment. Even juvenile court convictions can result in the loss of firearm rights well into adulthood. Washington law allows people to petition a court to have their firearm rights restored after a period of good behavior. We assist our clients in bringing these petitions before the court.

Basic rights & other information

Charges

Loss of Rights

A person can lose the right to own or possess a firearm in several ways:

Possession is the crime

A person could be charged with the crime of unlawful possession of a firearm even if the weapon does not belong to him/her (for example: a situation where a spouse, roommate, or friend stores their weapon in the place where the person lives).

A person could also be charged with a crime even if they did not know a gun was nearby (for example, a person borrows a car from a friend that contains a gun in the glovebox).

Restoring your rights:

Gun rights are not automatically restored in Washington. A court will automatically restore some civil rights after a person completes a felony criminal sentence (for example, the right to vote or serve on a jury). If a person petitions a court and has their criminal conviction vacated or removed from their record, this does NOT automatically restore the right to possess firearms.

You can be in constant risk of being charged with unlawful possession, some people choose to have their gun rights restored even if they never personally intend to own a weapon in the future.

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