Q: Do I have to petition to get my gun rights back in Washington state if a DV misdemeanor charge was dismissed?
The case was dismissed via pre-trial diversion agreement. No prior record in any state before or since. No order of protection nor under any investigations. This happened two years ago and the case was dismissed in 2021
A: A pretrial diversion agreement typically does not involve any finding or conviction. Because your case remained in pretrial status and was ultimately dismissed you will not lose your right to possess firearms as a result of entering into the agreement. You may want to confirm that your case was actually dismissed and not amended down to another offense that would also trigger the loss of right to possess firearms.
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