In Vancouver, gun rights are something people take seriously. If you’ve lost yours in the past, it’s quite possible you can get them back. Findley & Rogers can help.
What Legal Requirements Are There?
Here are the legal requirements in order to restore your firearm rights in Washington State:
- 3 to 10 years must have passed since your conviction
- If your case involved domestic violence you must payback all your court-mandated fines & restitution and complete all other conditions of your sentence.
- No Class A felony conviction or convictions for sex offenses.
Do I Need to Return to Court in the County That Convicted Me?
Fortunately, no, you don’t. You could, if you wanted to, go back to that court. But restoring your rights is a different process from the conviction that caused you to lose your rights in the first place. This means you can work towards restoring your rights at the courthouse in the county where you live presently. So if you’re in Vancouver but have your original conviction from another Washington state county, you can still restore your firearm rights right here in Vancouver. Gun rights restoration doesn’t require you to travel across the state!
Do I Need My Expunge My Conviction First?
Nope, you don’t have to do this. Vacating an old conviction, which is also known as “clearing” or “expunging” your record, is a separate legal process and doesn’t restore your right of firearm possession. However, it’s a worthwhile process that offers several social and financial advantages of its own. It can help you with job applications, credit applications, rental applications, and more.
This is one of our areas of practice at Findley & Rogers, so if you’re interested then definitely ask us about vacating your old criminal conviction. We can help you get it done right here in Vancouver. Gun rights restoration goes hand-in-hand with clearing your criminal record as part of a larger effort to move on from the past and regain control of your public image and record.
Get a Free Consultation with Findley & Rogers
Many of our clients have told us how getting their rights restored has helped return their sense of dignity, and helped them moved on from their past mistakes.
When you call us, your first consultation is 100% free. We’ll ask you for the details about your situation, and then we’ll be able to tell you what we can do for you. We’ll also be able to give you a clear picture of what it will cost, so there are no hidden surprises or costs.
There’s nothing to lose by picking up the phone, so contact Findley & Rogers today. Get your rights restored and criminal record cleared here in Vancouver. Gun rights are a part of our American tradition, and yours are waiting to be reclaimed.