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Washington Firearms Restoration Lawyer

You have a constitutional right to possess firearms under the Washington State Constitution and the U.S. Constitution.  

But this right is not an absolute right.  Your right is subject to many state and federal restrictions.  

The most common restriction is your criminal record.  

In Washington, you cannot possess or own or use firearms if you've been convicted of a felony or a domestic violence misdemeanor crime.  Federal law is very similar.  

Unlike some states, you do not get your rights back after a certain number of years following your conviction of a crime.  You lost your right to possess firearms permanently.

Fortunately, you can file a petition to restore your firearm rights in Washington.  Whether you can restore your rights depends mainly on two factors:

  • Your criminal record
  • The time between your crime and when you file your petition

FAQ: Washington Firearm Rights

A. Washington Firearms Law

FAQ: Washington Gun Laws

Am I prohibited from possessing a firearm under Washington law?

What is the minimum age to possess a firearm in Washington?

What are the penalties for unlawful possession of a firearm in Washington?

Do I qualify for a concealed pistol license?

B. Federal Firearms Law

Am I prohibited from possessing a firearm under federal law?

Can you possess firearms if you have domestic violence conviction?

FAQ: Restoring firearm rights under Federal law

C. Restoring Your WA Firearms Rights 

Can I restore my firearm rights if I have a felony conviction?

Can I restore my firearm rights if I have a domestic violence conviction?

Can I restore my firearm rights if I have been committed to a mental health facility?

How do I file a petition to restore my firearm rights?

D. How much do you charge?

We generally charge between $1,500 and $1,750 to restore your firearm rights in Washington, depending on two main factors

  • Your county of residence
  • Your criminal record (both inside and outside Washington)  

This fee includes all court costs and filing fees. 

E. Do I qualify to get my firearms rights back?

We offer a detailed case review for $250.  We'll run your criminal record, conduct a detailed interview with you, do any necessary legal analysis, and then we'll give you a comprehensive written analysis of likelihood of success.

Then you get to decide whether you want to move forward.  If you decide to move forward, we will apply this $250 fee toward your full fee.   

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Contact us for a Case Review. We are available 24/7, including weekends and holidays.

1420 5th Avenue
Suite 2200

Seattle, WA 98101
206.829.8415
206.829.8545 (fax)
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