If you have a conviction for a misdemeanor that resulted in your ineligibility to possess a firearm and three years has elapsed since the date of conviction, you may be eligible to restore your right to possess a firearm.
If you have a conviction for a Class B or Class C felony and at least five years has passed since you were convicted and you have no other charges currently pending, you may be eligible to have your right to possess a firearm restored.
Restoration of Firearm Rights
Felony convictions and some misdemeanor convictions will result in your loss of certain constitutional rights, such as the right to possess a firearm. Your right to possess firearms does not return automatically upon “completion” of your case or probation. You must petition the Superior Court in the county where you were convicted for your right to possess a firearm to be restored. The law in Washington allows for reinstatement of the right to possess a firearm for those who have lost that right due to a state conviction in certain situations.
For additional information regarding restoring your right to possess a firearm and criminal defense in Washington state please contact us at (253) 33-66-DUI.