Firearms Lawyer in Seattle

Defending WA Residents Facing Serious Gun Crime Charges

If you find yourself charged with firearm-related charges of any kind, you will likely need a thorough, knowledgeable, and tenacious legal team to help ensure that you are getting the representation you need. At Hale Law Enterprises, you will find a skilled attorney who is well-versed in Washington's gun laws and is happy to answer any questions you may have in a free consultation.

Call Hale Law Enterprises for a highly-knowledgeable Seattle firearms attorney at (206) 207-4776.

Unlawful Possession of a Firearm First Degree

According to Washington statutes, it is illegal to possess a firearm if you have previously been convicted of a serious offense. If you knowingly possess or control a firearm after having been convicted of a serious offense, you will be charged with unlawful possession of a firearm in the first degree, a class B felony, which is punishable by up to 10 years in prison, or up to $20,000 in fines, or both.

Unlawful Possession of a Firearm Second Degree

This category is considered a class C felony, which is punishable by up to 5 years in prison, $10,000 in fines, or both.

A person can be convicted of unlawful possession of a firearm in the second degree if he or she possesses or controls a firearm and:

  • Is a minor (under 18) without special authorization
  • Is on bail for a serious offense
  • Has previously been convicted of a felony that is not considered a serious offense
  • Has been previously convicted of certain less serious domestic violence acts
  • Is subject to a qualifying protective order

Other Miscellaneous Firearms Charges

Some other firearms charges that your Seattle criminal defense attorney is prepared to fight include:

  • Carrying a pistol (or leaving a loaded pistol in a car)
  • Unlawful delivery of a firearm
  • Aiming or discharging a firearm
  • Possessing a dangerous weapon
  • Carrying a concealed weapon
  • Unlawful display of a weapon (usually for the purpose of intimidation)

To find out more about these specific charges and potential sentencing options, call your Seattle firearms lawyer at (206) 207-4776 for a free consultation.

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