Did you lose your firearm rights due to a criminal conviction? Are you a current resident of Renton? Gun rights restoration is something you may be eligible for!
State law provides a way for most people to reclaim their lost firearm rights, and at Findley & Rogers, we can help you make it happen.
How Does Gun Rights Restoration in Renton Work?
Essentially, you have to have paid back your debts to society and lived a crime-free life from your conviction onwards. Here are the conditions:
For Domestic Violence Convictions, You Must Complete All Sentence Conditions
When you were sentenced, the court probably ordered you to do things like:
- Complete a period of probation
- Perform some hours of community service
- Pay court fees and restitution to victims
- Treatment/anger management
Whatever your specific requirements are, you must do all of them before becoming eligible to restore your rights after a DV case.
It is not necessary to complete all sentence conditions to restore rights for non-DV cases.
The Renton gun rights restoration process will not be available to you if you have any of the following:
- Active Domestic violence restraining order or injunction
- Sex offense felony conviction
- Class A felony conviction
- Felony conviction with a maximum sentence of 20+ years
You Need to Complete a Waiting Period
Finally, to start on the Renton gun rights restoration process, you have to make it through a mandatory waiting period. This begins when you are convicted or released from custody, whichever is later.
Also, be aware that you must not have had any new convictions in the meantime, and you also can’t have any new criminal charges actively pending.
How Long Is the Waiting Period?
For felonies, the waiting period is 5 years and for misdemeanors, it’s 3 years. If you have more than one conviction, your wait may be up to 10 years, we can review your records to determine when you will be eligible, if you aren’t already.
Do I Need to Go to Court Where I Was Convicted?
No, you don’t. Regardless of where you were convicted, even if it was in another state, if you are currently a resident of Renton, gun rights restoration can be undertaken here in King County.
Ask Us About Our Other Helpful Legal Services
We can offer you a lot more than just help with your Renton, gun rights restoration case. At Findley & Rogers, our experienced legal team offers the following firearm-related legal services:
We also offer several other non-firearm legal services. Taking these steps can be an enormous help to you when it comes to succeeding in rental and job applications, restoring your social standing, and qualifying for credit and loans:
- Expunge a felony from your criminal record
- Seal juvenile criminal records
- Seal adult criminal records
- End a sex offender registration requirement
When you call us for your free consultation, feel free to ask us about any of these services! We strongly believe in members of the public taking their rights back whenever possible.
Let Findley & Rogers Help You
Owning a gun is a cherished American right. Whether for sport, hunting, target practice, or home defense, gun ownership is an important part of the lives of millions of Americans.
If you’re living in Renton: Gun rights restoration is something worth looking into!
Contact Findley & Rogers today for a free consultation. Your discussions with us are 100% confidential.