I was charged with 2 counts of assault IV in August of 1993. I was not informed that by taking a plea bargain that I would lose my rights. My charges were not in line with the crime I was accused of. This was during the time that DV laws were being handed out like candy by law enforcement. I was 19, I came home drunk to get more money. My brother restrained me from leaving, my mom called for an ambulance because I was drunk and hyperventilating. The police also showed and stated "we got called, so someone is going to jail." I took the agreement and fulfilled my sentencing with out issue. Since then (19 years later) I have not had any other arrests. I have talked with a few local attorneys (not specializing in this field) about having my case heard, but honestly at this time I can not afford 2k in legal fees. I have applied for a pardon with Gregoire, and was not even given consideration. She is well known for her anti-firearm stance. I have also been told about the "Voluntary appeal form" process. But here is one example of what answers I cannot find. Let's say my father in-law wants to give me a shotgun, how can I find the least expensive way to legally obtain my right to have this firearm? Are there attorneys who can help that are advocates for Gun owners in my area (I have called using the phone book, but I usually get secretary blocked. I am a father of 4 on a single income, I don't use state assistance, but I don't feel the state has a right to make me pay excessively to re-obtain my Second Amendment rights. Please community can you offer up any advice or direction.