Helping Clients Seek The Ability To Legally Possess Firearms

If you have been convicted of a felony, your right to possess firearms has been suspended. Convicted felons are prohibited from owning or possessing any type of firearm. However, it may be possible to have your rights reinstated with the help of a knowledgeable firearm rights restoration lawyer at the Law Office of Erik P. Kaeding in Kent, Washington. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Enlist The Assistance Of A Gun Rights Restoration Attorney

At our office, attorney Erik Kaeding has over 15 years of legal experience that he uses when dealing with criminal matters. He is able to help clients understand the below information, which is used in the process of restoring gun rights:

  • Class A felony or sex offense: If you have been convicted of a class A felony or sex offense, it is required that you seek a pardon, annulment or Certificate of Rehabilitation before your firearm rights can be restored.
  • Class B or C felony: If you have been convicted of a class B or C felony, you must meet three conditions before your gun rights can be restored:
    • Five years must have passed without being convicted of any type of crime, misdemeanor or felony.
    • You must not have any criminal charges pending in local, state or federal court.
    • You do not have any prior felony convictions that prohibit the possession of firearms counted as part of the offender score.
  • Domestic violence: If you have been convicted of domestic violence, then four conditions must be met before you can be allowed to legally possess firearms:
    • Three years must have passed without being convicted of any type of crime, misdemeanor or felony.
    • You must not have any criminal charges pending in local, state or federal court.
    • You do not have any prior felony convictions that prohibit the possession of firearms counted as part of the offender score.
    • You have completed all conditions that were set forth by the judgment and sentence, including any financial issues.

An Exception To The Rule

There is an exception that deviates from the rules that are described above. If you are prohibited from possessing firearms due to a conviction on an offense that was committed before July 1, 1984, you must schedule a hearing date with the court that originally sentenced you, and the original prosecuting attorney must be notified. However, the process deviates from jurisdiction to jurisdiction so it is best to have an attorney on your side who can help you navigate the process.

For more information on the restoration of firearm rights, contact us at the Law Office of Erik P. Kaeding in Kent.