Washington Firearm Restriction Lawyer
Have you been charged with possession of a firearm when you were not allowed to possess one? Do not face this charge alone! Let Weber Law help you today!
In Washington, if you have been convicted of certain crimes, you could be restricted from owning firearms. If you are found in possession of those weapons after you have been restricted from owning or possessing a firearm, the penalties can be severe. It can be intimidating facing the court room; let Weber Law take the stress away from you.
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Washington Firearm Restriction Charges and Penalties
What Crimes carry Firearm Restrictions?
Any person, whether an adult or juvenile, is guilty of the crime of unlawful possession of a firearm in the first degree if the person owns, has in his or her possession, or has in his or her control any firearm after having previously been convicted of certain offenses or found not guilty by reason of insanity in the State of Washington.
Any person, whether an adult or juvenile, is guilty of the crime of unlawful possession of a firearm in the second degree, if the person owns, has in his or her possession, or has in his or her control any firearm after having previously been convicted of certain offenses that do not fall under the first-degree charge.
The crimes that qualify as first degree include domestic violence, assault in the fourth degree, coercion, stalking, reckless endangerment, criminal trespass in the first degree, or violation of the provisions of a protection order or no-contact order.
What is the Penalty?
Unlawful possession of a firearm in the first degree is a class B felony.
Unlawful possession of a firearm in the second degree is a class C felony.
A class B felony is punishable by imprisonment for up to ten years, a fine of not more than $20,000.00, or both.
A class C felony is punishable by imprisonment for up to five years, a fine of not more than $10,000.00, or both.
Even as a Defendant of a Crime, you still have Rights! Make sure yours were not violated!
Even as an individual facing criminal charges, you have rights. It is important to know those rights and make sure that they were not violated in any way when you were arrested or charged. Without extensive knowledge of your rights when it comes to police searches, Miranda rights, and your rights when it comes to arrest, it is extremely difficult to get a dismissal or reduction of your charges. Do not try and fight these charges on your own, Weber Law is ready to help you today.
Contact Weber Law immediately if you’ve been arrested on an illegal possession of firearm charge. We offer a free confidential case evaluation – serving Seattle and the surrounding areas.
What should you do if you have been charged with possession of a firearm and how can Weber Law help?
If you have been accused of possession of a firearm after you have been restricted from possessing a firearm, let Weber Law help you today. It can be a stressful situation to have criminal charges pending and Weber Law will work for you. Let Weber Law work to have your citation dismissed or dropped to a lower offense. If that is not possible, we will negotiate the best deal for you, which could include a shorter jail time or no jail time, and a lesser fine.
There are potential defenses against a charge of possession of a firearm after being restricted, including not realizing what you were in possession of, and being set up. Weber Law will look at every aspect of your case, including surveillance footage, eyewitness testimonies, and even your prior criminal record. Let Weber Law build the best defense for you! A charge of possession of a firearm after you have been restricted from possessing a firearm on your record could potentially hurt future job offers, especially in the criminal justice system, and will remain on your record for the rest of your life. Weber Law is experienced in defending these charges and getting you back to a life free of criminal charges. It is never a good idea to face these charges without an attorney. The court room can be intimidating, and you need someone with experience to defend you. Any blemish on your record can have detrimental effects on the rest of your life. Let Weber Law’s experienced attorneys fight for you in court. If you or someone you know has been accused of possessing a firearm after being restricted, contact Weber Law today for a consultation.
WA ST § 9.41.040, Unlawful possession of firearms – Ownership, possession by certain persons – restoration of right to possess – penalties
WA ST § 9A.20.021, Maximum sentences for crimes committed July 1, 1984, and after
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