If you are convicted of a felony or a crime involving domestic violence, you are banned to possess a firearm for your entire life. There are NO exceptions and there is NO minimum. Knowingly possessing a firearm after you are banned from possessing a firearm is a felony under Washington Law.
Even being in a house or car where you know a firearm is present could result in a charge and conviction of a felony.
Gun Rights Restored
Your ability to have your gun rights restored is based largely upon: (1) the nature of your conviction; and the (2) the length of time since your conviction or release from custody. Some crime convictions prohibit your ability to ever have your gun rights restored. Below are the following requirements you must meet before seeking to restore your gun rights:
For Washington State background checks, you can order and print out your own criminal history at the following link: https://fortress.wa.gov/wsp/watch/
Once you have this criminal history, you can contact us to discuss your eligibility.
There is currently no procedure for restoring your gun rights if you were convicted of a crime under federal law. So even if your rights are restored under Washington law, you could still be prohibited from having your gun rights restored.