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Weapons Charges Lawyer in Renton, Washington

Understanding Weapons Charges in Washington

Weapons charges in Washington State can range from misdemeanors to serious felonies, depending on the circumstances of the alleged offense. These charges often involve complex laws regarding possession, use, and transportation of firearms and other weapons.

Why Choose Duncan Law PLLC for Weapons Charges Defense?

At Duncan Law PLLC, we specialize in defending clients against weapons charges in Washington State. Our experienced team is dedicated to protecting your rights, including your Second Amendment rights, while navigating the intricacies of state and federal weapons laws.

Types of Weapons Charges We Handle

  • Unlawful possession of a firearm

  • Carrying a concealed weapon without a permit

  • Possession of prohibited weapons

  • Felon in possession of a firearm

  • Unlawful discharge of a firearm

  • Brandishing a weapon

  • Assault with a deadly weapon

  • Illegal sale or transfer of firearms

  • Possession of firearms in prohibited locations

  • Violations of assault weapon regulations

The Legal Process for Weapons Charges Cases

Initial Consultation

We begin with a comprehensive consultation to understand the details of your case and explain your legal options.

Case Investigation

Our team conducts a thorough investigation, examining evidence, police reports, and potential constitutional violations.

Pre-Trial Motions

We file strategic motions to suppress evidence, dismiss charges, or challenge the legality of searches and seizures.

Negotiation with Prosecutors

When appropriate, we engage in negotiations to potentially reduce charges or seek alternative resolutions.

Trial Preparation and Representation

If necessary, we prepare a comprehensive defense strategy and represent you vigorously at trial.

Potential Defenses in Weapons Charges Cases

  • Constitutional violations in searches and seizures

  • Lack of knowledge or intent

  • Lawful possession or use

  • Self-defense

  • Mistaken identity

  • Insufficient evidence

  • Entrapment

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I lose my right to own firearms if convicted of a weapons charge?

Yes, many weapons convictions can result in the loss of firearm rights, either temporarily or permanently.

What's the difference between state and federal weapons charges?

Federal charges often carry harsher penalties and may be brought for offenses crossing state lines or involving federal property.

Can I get my firearm rights restored after a conviction?

In some cases, yes. We can guide you through the process of rights restoration if you're eligible.

How do Washington's open carry laws affect weapons charges?

Washington is an open carry state, but there are still restrictions. Understanding these nuances is crucial to your defense.

What should I do if I'm stopped by police while carrying a weapon?

Remain calm, inform the officer you have a weapon, and follow their instructions. Contact an attorney as soon as possible.

Why Choose Duncan Law PLLC?

  • Extensive experience in Washington State weapons charge defense

  • Thorough understanding of state and federal firearms laws

  • Commitment to protecting Second Amendment rights

  • Strong track record in negotiating favorable outcomes

  • Clear communication throughout the legal process

Potential Consequences of Weapons Charge Convictions

  • Imprisonment

  • Substantial fines

  • Loss of firearm rights

  • Probation or supervised release

  • Impact on employment opportunities

  • Immigration consequences for non-citizens

Additional Services Related to Weapons Charges Defense

  • Firearm rights restoration

  • Concealed carry permit applications and appeals

  • Compliance counseling for firearms businesses

  • Asset forfeiture defense in weapons cases

  • Appeals of weapons charge convictions

Contact Us for Weapons Charges Defense Lawyer

If you're facing weapons charges in Washington State, immediate legal representation is crucial. Our experienced team at Duncan Law PLLC is here to protect your rights and fight for your future.

Phone: 206-237-7714

Don't let weapons charges jeopardize your freedom and rights. Contact Duncan Law PLLC today for expert defense services in Washington State. We're committed to providing aggressive, strategic defense to protect your rights, preserve your freedom, and secure the best possible outcome for your case. Our team understands the complexities of weapons laws and will work tirelessly to ensure you receive the strongest possible defense against these serious charges.

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