YOUR PROBLEMS ARE OUR PROBLEMS. Our team specializes in DUI, Criminal Defense, Gun Rights, Military & Aviation Law Attorneys serving Whatcom, Skagit, and San Juan counties, and the Federal and Military court systems.
A person can lose the right to own or possess a firearm in number of ways.
Possession becomes a crime
When a person loses their firearm rights, it becomes a crime for them to own or possess guns, ammunition, or even parts of firearms.SEE MORE +
We help our clients regain their full legal rights to own or possess firearms. A person can lose their firearm rights after a felony criminal conviction, certain misdemeanor convictions, or an involuntary commitment for mental health treatment. Even juvenile court convictions can result in the loss of firearm rights well into adulthood. Washington law allows people to petition a court to have their firearm rights restored after a period of good behavior. We assist our clients in bringing these petitions before the court.
Basic Rights & Other Information
Your Basic Rights
- After a felony conviction, a person can petition for firearm restoration after five years of good behavior with no new criminal charges or convictions. A person cannot have their rights restored if they were convicted of a Class A Felony or a Sex Offense.
- After certain misdemeanor convictions involving domestic violence, a person can petition for firearm restoration after three years of good behavior.
- After an involuntary commitment for mental health treatment, a person can petition for restoration by demonstrating that any mental condition has been treated and is unlikely to reoccur.
- Once a judge signs an order restoring a person’s firearm rights, that person can own or possess firearms the same as any other citizen — including legally purchasing guns and obtaining a concealed pistol license.
“Adrian is an outstanding attorney who successfully brought my case to a close with the best possible outcome. He is a consummate professional, extremely responsive and empathetic."
Defense Client - Ferndale, WA