Weapons Charge

DO YOU FACE WEAPONS CHARGES IN WASHINGTON?

Washington Weapons Criminal Attorney Michael Harbeson Can Help!

A person, whether an adult or juvenile, is guilty of unlawful possession of a firearm in the first degree, if the person owns, has in their possession, or has in their control any firearm after having previously been convicted or found not guilty by reason of insanity in this state or elsewhere of any serious offense as defined in this chapter.

Unlawful possession of a firearm in the first degree is a Class B felony

A person, whether an adult or juvenile, is guilty of the crime of unlawful possession of a firearm in the second degree, if the person does not qualify under the section above for the crime of unlawful possession of a firearm in the first degree and the person owns, has in their possession, or has their control any firearm:

Unlawful possession of a firearm in the second degree is a Class C felony

When can you be charged with a weapons charge ?

Being charged with a weapons offense or gun violation in Washington State can be very frightening, especially for first time offenders. Gun and weapons charges are very serious crimes, and are often times prosecuted very aggressively with tough consequences. These consequences may involve serious jail time.

OffenseIncarcerationPenalty Fines
Misdemeanor0 to 90 daysUp to $1,000
Gross Misdemeanor90 days to 1 yearUp to $5,000
Class B Felony1 years to 3.5 yearsNo limit
Class C FelonyUp to 1 yearsUp to $10,000

Regardless of the degree charged the goal remain the same. We will help you avoid the conviction for the criminal charge, but perhaps more importantly, keep you out of jail.

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