Challenging Your Gun Charges in Seattle

Let an experienced Seattle criminal defense attorney assert your best defense to prevent jail time from conviction on your misdemeanor or felony gun charges.

In order to lawfully possess and carry a gun in the state of Washington, you must have proper licensing and maintain compliance with the state’s gun regulations. If you are accused of violating these rules, you could be charged with misdemeanor or felony gun charges, which may lead to jail or prison time.


Common Gun Charges in Washington

Carrying a concealed firearm: It is against the law to carry a concealed firearm outside of your home or place of business, unless you have the proper license to do so, or in very limited circumstances. This is true for residents and non-residents alike.

Unlawful possession of a firearm: Individuals who are convicted of certain types of crimes are not allowed to have any types of firearms in their possession. If you are accused of violating this rule, you can be charged with unlawful possession.

Possession an illegal firearm: Certain firearms are banned under Washington state law, with a few exceptions. These firearms include machine guns, short-barreled rifles, short-barreled shotguns, and any parts intended for these types of guns.

We Can Help

Work With Experienced Criminal Counsel

Experienced criminal defense attorney Arturo Menéndez will work to defend your constitutional rights and present your best case for dismissal of all gun charges against you by questioning police procedures and the sufficiency of the evidence against you.

Do not hesitate to begin the process of defending your constitutional rights and fighting your gun charges in Washington State. For additional information about our criminal defense services, please call our office today at (877) 806-5535.

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense

We have an extensive knowledge of the legal system and can provide quality representation for you- from initial contact with law enforcement through appeal and post-conviction issues.


Pre-charge Representation

Our law firm can help you before you have even been charged with a crime, leading to cases that are never prosecuted, dismissed, or charged with a lesser offense.


Drug Charges (VUCSA)

Our attorney is skilled in the defense of all types of violations of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act (VUCSA). We handle cases involving alleged drug possession, drug delivery, drug crime conspiracy, and much more.


Domestic Violence Charges

Get the skilled defense you need when you are accused of carrying out an act of violence or harassment against someone in your family or household, or against a current / former significant other.


Gun Charges

Are you accused of violating Washington’s gun laws? If so, we can help you challenge your gun charges. We handle cases involving unlawful possession of a firearm, concealed firearms, and more.


Federal Crimes

When you are being prosecuted by the federal government, you can’t afford to have substandard legal representation. Our attorney is experienced in handling federal charges and is well-qualified to represent you.

Crimes of Violence

Being convicted of a violent crime can lead have life-changing consequences. Our attorney has extensive experience in criminal defense and can provide the systemized and aggressive litigation you need.


Representation for Police Investigations

If you are being investigated by the police, our lawyer can inform you of your rights and help prevent unnecessary interrogations from authorities.



With knowledge of the advantages of going to trial and how to conduct the best possible defense, our attorney can explain your options and aggressively represent your case.



You may be able to get your conviction overturned through the appeals process. Our lawyer can handle your appellate case from start to finish.


Criminal Records Clearing

Expunging criminal charges from the public record can help you restore a wide variety of privileges - from employment opportunities to the ability to obtain a loan.


Firearms Rights Restoration

Having a criminal record in the state of Washington will prevent you from owning a gun. However, you may qualify to have these rights restored after a certain period of time.

Fighting to Protect your Rights

Whatever your specific legal services may be, count on our attorney to provide the dependable representation that you require. We will conduct an in-depth investigation of the evidence and facts to ensure you are given the best chance of obtaining a positive result. Contact our Seattle criminal defense attorney now at (877) 806-5535 and learn more about our practice areas!

  • Systemized and Aggressive Litigation
  • Wide Range of Experience
  • Representing Clients Across Washington State
  • Proven record of success
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