Seattle, WA asked in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Washington

Q: can i own a firearm if i have stayed out of trouble from 3/7/2006 with a vucsa : possession w/intent to manufacture

no violations on doc plus

I now have a job with Boeing and have been a contributing member of society as I learned from my mistakes and have a wife and kids whom I would very much like to be able to protect legally if the situation should ever occur where I need too? Lets hope it never does...

2 Lawyer Answers
Jennifer Melissa Azure
Jennifer Melissa Azure
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Kennewick, WA
  • Licensed in Washington

A: You cannot possess a firearm unless you have had that right restored by a court of law. However, if you have no other history, based upon those charges and the length of time, you may very well be eligible to restore your rights pursuant to RCW 9.41.047 Restoration of possession rights. Best of luck to you!

Stan Glisson
Stan Glisson
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Port Orchard, WA
  • Licensed in Washington

A: With the age of that case, you may well be eligible to have the conviction vacated and separately to have your firearms rights reinstated. I would talk to a lawyer who practices in the court where you were convicted. Have them review your case and see if you are eligible.

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