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I have a felony conviction for theft. I do not have any violence

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I have a felony conviction for theft. I do not have any violence on my record. I had a concelled weapon permit for several years before this case and the police dept asked me to turn it in during the case.

WA resident, can i own and buy a gun, rifle or handgun. do i need a ct approval? Date of Alfred plea 12-16-2008 date of incident 12-7-2004

No other infractions misdomeaders arrests etc, clean record.

Michael J, Esq. :

Hello - Thank you for contacting JustAnswer. My name is Michael; I look forward to helping you with your criminal problem today.


 

Michael J, Esq. :

I'm sorry to hear about your situation. Unfortunately, if you are a convicted felon, you will not be able to own or possess a firearm in the state of Washington.


 

Michael J, Esq. :

There are certain circumstances in which you can petition the court to vacate your conviction and restore your rights. Generally, the felony must be a non-violent felony, not against a person, you have no current charges pending, and have been out of trouble for 5-10 years. A local attorney can tell you whether your specific conviction can be expunged.


 

Customer:

Hello XXXXX go in the court house and ask the Judge?


 


 

Customer:

hello

Michael J, Esq. :

No, you should hire a local attorney to look at your circumstances and find out if you will be able to have it expunged.


 

Michael J, Esq. :

A Judge will not be able to tell you.


 

Customer:

OK, I looked at the federal form, and it seems like only violent crimes domestic violence prevents gun ownership?


 

Michael J, Esq. :

States can be more restrictive than the federal government. You can not own a gun if you are a felon.


 

Michael J, Esq. :

I'm extremely sorry that that 's the case. Your best bet is to take the previous conviction to a local attorney and see about vacating the conviction and having the rights restored.


 

Michael J, Esq. :

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Take care,

Michael


 

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