Gig Harbor, WA asked in Criminal Law for Washington

Q: How to restore my rights to bear arms from a non gun affiliated felony conviction back in 1997. I was told after 7 years

It was a first time offender waiver for theft 1 and cultivation of controlled substance. The court told me then I could after 7 years.

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Jennifer Melissa Azure

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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Kennewick, WA
  • Licensed in Washington

A: You can petition the court to restore your firearm rights if you have successfully completed all of the conditions of your sentence, have been free of criminal convictions for five or more years (since this was a felony), not currently charged with any felony or misdemeanor charge and have never been convicted or found guilty but insane of any of the following: sex offense prohibiting firearm possession, an A felony or crime with a maximum sentence of at least twenty years. Depending upon those other factors, you may be eligible to restore your rights. In order to determine this, you should contact an attorney either in your jurisdiction or the jurisdiction in which you were convicted to discuss your options and the process. Best of luck to you!

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