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Restoring Your Gun Rights and Vacating Felony Convictions

John Fuhrman is proud to represent his clients in vacating old felony convictions and restoring their gun rights. If you qualify, John can help you to regain your gun rights by your vacating felony conviction through expungement.


If you are convicted of an adult or juvenile felony conviction in Washington, you will lose your right to possess a firearm. A conviction for a number of misdemeanor domestic violence charges will also result in this same loss of rights. RCW 9.41.040/9.41.047 allow for gun rights to be returned by the Washington state superior courts if the following requirements are met:


  • There are no criminal charges pending against you in any court
  • Your conviction was for a non-violent offense as described in RCW 9.94A.030, and was not a sex crime
  • You were not the subject of a mental health hold
  • Since you completed the requirements of your sentence, more than 5 years have passed since your last criminal charge
  • Clearing Your Criminal Record.

Washington law allows some felony and misdemeanor charges to be expunged – or erased – from your criminal record. Once a charge is expunged, you do not need to disclose that you were ever convicted of the crime. Some of the requirements for this action include:


  • You have completed your sentence and have obtained a Certificate of Discharge from court
  • There are no criminal charges pending against you in any court
  • Your conviction was for a non-violent offense as described in RCW 9.94A.030 or a sex offense
  • Since you were issued a discharge, you have spent a specific number of years criminal charge free; 10 years for a Class B felony, 5 years for a Class C felony, 5 years for a Domestic Violence Misdemeanor charge and 3 years for a gross misdemeanor
  • The offense did not involve driving under the influence or a related offense.

We urge you to contact John to discuss how he can help you restore your gun rights or expunge a felony or misdemeanor conviction from your criminal record. Call John Today at (253) 848-7788.

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