NICS Appeal: Washington State
Fight a Firearm Purchase Denial with NICS Appeal Attorneys

In the event that you are inappropriately denied a firearm purchase by the FBI, our experienced NICS Appeal Attorneys can assist you with appealing that denial, as a part of which we can help you set up a Voluntary Appeal File with the FBI NICS division in order to avoid any additional trouble in the future.

The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is an FBI database used in background checks as part of a firearm purchase.

If you received a NICS denial, Findley & Rogers has NICS appeal attorneys who can help you get to the bottom of your rejection, and file a NICS appeal in Washington State.

Faulty NICS Firearm Purchase Denials

Frequently, NICS denials happen for faulty reasons, such as incorrect information or outdated records.

In these cases, Findley & Rogers can help you file a NICS appeal in Washington State to restore your rights and make it possible for you to pass a background check.

Restoring Firearm Rights

There are also legitimate reasons for a NICS denial, such as having lost your firearm rights as part of a prior conviction. There are some instances where our clients never even knew they were ineligible to purchase a firearm.

If you lost your firearm rights as part of a prior conviction, or for any other reason, there’s good news: In Washington State, the law essentially requires firearm rights to be restored as long as you meet the eligibility requirements.

At Findley & Rogers, we can determine what you need to do to have your gun rights restored, and we can take you through the NICS appeal process in Washington State.




Costs, timelines, and odds of success:

Cost: The price for our services in petitioning the court to restore your firearm rights will vary depending on which county we are working in, and the complexity of your case.  We almost always charge flat rate fees for restoring firearm rights, so you will know your total cost before you decide to hire us. Many courts also charge a filing fee of $240.00 for restoring firearm rights, which will be in addition to our fee, we will inform you if there will be a filing fee in your case before you hire us.=

Timeline: Most petitions to restore firearm rights can be resolved within 60 days,  depending on how backlogged the court is, and how much time it takes to gather the supporting evidence we require.

Odds of Success: The law regarding restoring firearm rights is very favorable in Washington State. The Court is essentially mandated to restore your firearm rights as long as you meet the eligibility requirements. As a result the odds of success are very good as long as you are eligible and your petition has been correctly drafted and defended.

​However, many judges and prosecutors are generally opposed to these motions and so we know that the stronger a case you put forward to the court, the more likely you will be to find success. We strive to assemble the strongest arguments for restoring your gun rights, as well as the best available supporting evidence. We also work with the prosecuting attorney’s office in an effort to gain their cooperation, as the support of the prosecutor can be a key factor in swaying a Judge.

Protect Your Gun Rights with Findley & Rogers

The NICS appeal attorneys at Findley & Rogers can help you get back your gun rights. Depending on your specific problem, we’ll work with the FBI to correct any NICS errors, or we’ll work with a court to make a strong case for restoring your rights.

Contact us today to get back your gun rights or begin a NICS appeal in Washington State.

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