You might be one of the hundreds of folks living in Bellevue, and thousands more across our great state, who have an old criminal conviction in your past that cost you your firearm rights.
Many people in this position often don’t realize that, in most cases, you can get those rights back! And you can do it right here in Bellevue. Gun rights restoration may be a real possibility for you!
Which People Are Eligible for Bellevue Gun Rights Restoration?
If your conviction involved domestic violence to be eligible for the Bellevue gun rights restoration process, you have to comply with everything the court ordered you to do as part of your conviction. This usually includes things like:
- Paying money in the form of restitution, fines, and court fees
- Completing probation
- Completing community service
Following those steps, all that’s left is for you to complete a waiting period, and then you can petition the court to restore your firearm rights!
How Long Is the Waiting Period?
It’s 3 years if you have a misdemeanor and 5 years in the case of a felony. Depending on your records the wait may be longer, and for some people, restoration is not possible at all.
Who Is Not Eligible?
Some people are not eligible for restoring their gun rights in Bellevue or anywhere else. This is the case if you have:
- A conviction for a felony sex offense
- A current domestic violence restraining order or injunction
- A Class A felony conviction
- A felony conviction with a maximum sentence of 20 years or more
Do I Have to Travel to the County / State Where I Was Convicted?
No! It doesn’t matter where you were convicted of the crime. If you’re living in Bellevue, gun rights restoration is possible in King County, or wherever you reside in the state of Washington.
What About the Legal Paperwork and Court Appearances?
That’s where we become your trusted guides. At Findley & Rogers, our team will help you navigate through the entire court process so that you always know what’s going on and what’s coming next. We’ll make sure your paperwork is filled out correctly and submitted appropriately. We’ll help you every step of the way, making the process as hassle-free for you as possible!
Did You Know About Our Other Areas of Law Practice?
In addition to helping with your Bellevue, gun rights restoration case, our experienced legal team here at Findley & Rogers can help you with these other legal issues relating to firearms:
We can also help with restoring your rights in other areas. If you have a crime in your past that you’ve long since moved on from, ask us about:
- Expunging an old felony from your record
- Sealing adult criminal records
- Sealing juvenile criminal records
- Ending a sex offender registration requirement
These corrective legal actions can be a huge help to you when it comes to applying for jobs, housing, or credit!
Contact Findley & Rogers for a Free Consultation
If you’re living in Bellevue, gun rights restoration may be within reach! It’s time to take back your rights with help from the legal team at Findley & Rogers.
Contact us today for that free consultation. You have nothing to lose!