Do you qualify to restore your firearm rights or expunge your criminal record in Washington state? Find out below.

This section presents the eligibility criteria for restoring your firearm rights or expunging your record in step-by-step form and in a way that is independent of any other tests. The result of one test does not influence the result of another test. If you’ve concluded that you’re not eligible for certain relief, you may still qualify for other relief. For example, you may be able to restore your Washington state firearm rights even if you’re not eligible for an expungement.

Firearm rights eligibility tests

Felony conviction

  1. You do not have any pending charges for any crime in any court.
  2. Your felony is not a sex offense.
  3. Your felony is not a class A felony or any felony with a maximum sentence of at least twenty years.
  4. You have no convictions of any kind in the last five years.
  5. If every single step above is true in your situation, you may be eligible to restore your Washington state gun rights.

Domestic violence misdemeanor conviction

  1. You do not have any pending charges for any crime in any court.
  2. You have no convictions of any kind in the last three years.
  3. You have completed all conditions of your sentence.
  4. If every single step above is true in your situation, you may be eligible to restore your Washington state firearm rights.

Involuntary commitment for mental health treatment

Not possible at this time.

 

Expungement eligibility tests

Misdemeanor conviction

  1. You pleaded or were found guilty of a misdemeanor.
  2. You do not have any pending charges for any crime in any court.
  3. You have completed probation.
  4. You have paid off your fines.
  5. It has been at least three years since you completed probation and paid off your fines, or five years if domestic violence. The three or five-year clock does not start until probation is complete and fines are paid off.
  6. You have not pleaded or been found guilty of any new crime since being sentenced for the misdemeanor you’re trying to expunge (unless you have expunged the new conviction).
  7. You have never had another misdemeanor expunged.
  8. You are not the restrained party to any domestic violence protection order, no-contact order, anti-harassment order, or civil restraining order, nor have you been in the last five years.
  9. Your misdemeanor is not for DUI (not reduced), physical control (not reduced), operating a railroad or vessel while intoxicated, or any violation of RCW 9.68 (obscenity and pornography), RCW 9.68A (sexual exploitation of children), or RCW 9A.44 (sex offenses).
  10. If expunging a domestic violence misdemeanor, you do not have another domestic violence conviction stemming from a previous incident.
  11. If every single step above is true, you may be eligible to expunge your misdemeanor in Washington state.

Felony conviction

  1. You pleaded or were found guilty of a felony.
  2. You do not have any pending charges for any crime in any court.
  3. You have completed probation.
  4. You have paid off your fines.
  5. It has been at least five years since you completed all conditions of your sentence including probation and fines for a class C felony, or at least ten years since you completed all conditions of your sentence including probation and fines for a class B felony. The five or ten-year clock does not start until probation is complete and fines are paid off.
  6. You have not pleaded or been found guilty of any new crime since completing all conditions of your sentence including probation and fines on the felony you’re trying to expunge (unless you have expunged the new conviction).
  7. Your conviction is not for felony DUI, felony physical control, any class A felony, any violent offense as defined in RCW 9.94A.030(54), or any crime against persons as defined in RCW 43.43.830(7).
  8. If every single step above is true in your situation, you may be eligible to expunge your felony in Washington state.

Juvenile record

  1. You do not have any pending charges for any crime in any court.
  2. You have paid off all court ordered restitution unless owed to an insurance carrier.
  3. You have spent any two consecutive years in the community without being convicted of any crime, or five years if class A felony.
  4. If convicted of a sex offense, you’re no longer required to register as a sex offender.
  5. The juvenile record you are sealing is not for rape in the first degree, rape in the second degree, or indecent liberties actually committed with forcible compulsion. Rape of a child is not the same thing as rape.
  6. If every single step above is true in your situation, you may be eligible to seal your juvenile record in Washington state.

 

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