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Restoration of gun rights

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by mmpeep, Feb 11, 2015.

  1. mmpeep

    mmpeep renton New Member

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    So 12 years ago I became a convicted felon (3rd degree assault). I know I am eligible to get my rights back, I just have no idea how! I have talked to a couple lawyers and the cheapest I can find is almost $1000! Does anyone know how to go about this by doing it yourself? I just dont know where to find what forms I need and so forth. Or does anyone know of a reasonable lawyer in the area? I am located in the Renton/Kent/Tukwila area.

    Thank you so much for any information you can provide! :)
     
  2. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    Honastly $1000 seems like a bargin to me. There is a Washington attorney who specializes in restoration of rights. I don't remember his name but my firearms attorney (Alex Kincaid of Boise) just did a three part pod cast with him about restoration of rights. You can find the podcast on her web page (just do a google search for Alex Kincaid gun law)
     
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    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    As IM said already 1K is not that bad. To be honest what price is really the owning of a firearm worth? I know times are tough for people but when it comes down to it sometimes we just have to do it....
     
  5. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    No doubt! A grand to be the first one in Oregon to have a felony assult charged removed that's a bargain! !!

    The one and only person I know of that went from convicted felon got his original charge reduced to after 20 years.

    Thanks to a change in Obamas ruling book even with misdemeanor assult you can't buy a gun. You are legal to own one just can't buy one...

    Good luck. Your gunna need it.


    Edit; I didn't see your from WA, I have no idea what you'll face and I hope its much easier than Oregon.
     
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  6. pdrake

    pdrake WA Active Member

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    MM Peep. Good on you for trying to wrap up this affair. Whatever the past, I fully support the restoration of all civil rights for felons. (There has to be a process, of course.)

    I see that you are in Washington, and no doubt know about some felons who are (and forever will be) held in secure lock up well past their let-go date (serial rapists, that type). With some exceptions, all civil rights should be restored, I say it again.

    Unfortunately for you, restoration is not automatic in Washington, you have to fight for it. My advice: Please, work a few extra hours, and go do this, pronto. Given the current political environment, your obstacles are bound to increase.

    Stay a member here, and document your journey. Best of luck to you.
     
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  7. mmpeep

    mmpeep renton New Member

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    Wow, thanks guys for the responses! Ok, well now I feel better about the $1000. :) At first it seemed like a lot, but I guess it is worth it to have my rights back!
     
  8. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I don't know their policies, you'll have to find out, but a Go Fund Me or similar might be in order - in exchange for your tale of the process.
     
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  9. JustShoot

    JustShoot Oregon . Hillsborito area Active Member

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    Inseparable inalienable Right's ..... LOL Hahaha .
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  10. mmpeep

    mmpeep renton New Member

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    Just for anyone else in the same boat as me who looks at this forum.. http://www.lawyerforthelittleguy.com/about_01.html I found this lady. She said she charges a flat rate of $850 to do it! Ill post a review of her on here once she completes everything (hopefully successfully..). :)
     
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    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I'd say if he talks to you for a grand,you're doing OK.
     
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    Martini_Up NW USA Well-Known Member

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    there was a guy in my CHL class which had his rights restored - it too was assault. I can't remember the exact charge but definitely assault. Had to have a judge sign it off.

    eta: is see you're in notner, WA. My story takes place in p-town, OR.
     
  13. Scvette

    Scvette Olympia Active Member

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    Do a little research,if you have the time,you can do it yourself.