Washington has specific gun possession laws to prevent people, such as felons and those without gun licenses, from owning firearms. For example, a person who doesn’t have a license to carry a firearm may be charged with a misdemeanor charge for carrying a concealed weapon. The State of Washington also has laws against possessing or selling dangerous weapons.
- What is a Dangerous Weapon?
- What Weapons are considered Dangerous in Washington State?
- When Can I Be Charged with Possessing a Dangerous Weapon in Washington State?
- Is a Dangerous Weapons Charge a Felony or Misdemeanor?
- What is the Penalty for a Dangerous Weapons Conviction?
- Should I Contact a Lawyer about My Dangerous Weapon Charge?
A deadly/dangerous weapon refers to any instrument designed and created for the purpose of causing serious bodily harm or death to someone. These types of weapons are considered too dangerous for anyone to own.
Firearms are generally considered dangerous weapons in the state. But the following items are also considered dangerous weapons:
- Brass knuckles
- Metal knuckles
- Firearm silencers
Washington defines the charge of possession of a dangerous weapon as when a person possesses, manufactures, or attempts to sell a dangerous weapon.
The criminal charge is a gross misdemeanor. A gross misdemeanor is considered to be the most serious misdemeanor charge because it involves recklessness or complete disregard of safety.
A conviction for a dangerous weapon charge is punishable by 90 days to 1 year in jail and a fine of up to $5,000.
Yes, talk about your criminal charge and how to resolve it with a Washington lawyer.