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My case involves what I understood to be an SOC agreed too at pre-trial, but my record says deferred sentence. I have no conviction, so why does my record say deferred sentence?

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I had a pre-trial hearing for a DV case in WA state. At the pre-trial hearing, waivered a trial by jury, and waivered a speedy trial. My criminal history shows "Stip to Facts. Case Continued Without Finding for 2Years." which I understand to mean an SOC or PDA - is this correct? Bu then the record only says "Deferred Sentence: 2Y"

Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Criminal Law
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I should add, the record "Deferred Sentence Condition: 2Y"I satisfied all the conditions per pre-trial (DV Assessment etc) and the case was eventually dismissed.My question relates to whether this was an SOC/PDA and the case was dismissed, or a deferred sentence with a dismissal.If a SOC/PDA with a dismissal, then I believe my gun rights are not affected in WA state. If a deferred sentence with a dismissal, then I believe my gun rights are affected (i.e. prevention of owning a firerarm unless re-instated).
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Criminal Lawyer: Colleen Grady, Attorney and Counselor at Law replied 2 years ago
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Criminal Lawyer: Colleen Grady, Attorney and Counselor at Law replied 2 years ago

Yes, your gun rights are impacted. Right now you cannot have a firearm. This is because of the Uniform Firearms Act. The good news is you may be able to get your rights back. You would have to go through a court procedure to do that.

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Criminal Lawyer: Colleen Grady, Attorney and Counselor at Law replied 2 years ago

I need some information so I can guide you as to how to go about this. Can I ask the name of the court that sentenced you?

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Criminal Lawyer: Colleen Grady, Attorney and Counselor at Law replied 2 years ago

Also, you may be able to get your record sealed. I need to know more about your case. For example, was there a restraining order against you in the last 5 years?

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