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AGO Opinions with Topic: MENTAL ILLNESS
AGO 1988 No. 10 >  May 17, 1988
FIREARMS - MENTAL ILLNESS - CRIMES‑
MENTAL ILLNESS 1.  A person who has been convicted of a crime of violence as defined in statute, or a felony in which a firearm was used or displayed, or a felony violation of Washington's Uniform Controlled Substances Act or an equivalent statute of another jurisdiction, remains ineligible to receive a license to carry a concealed pistol in any of the following circumstances: a. the person has received a suspended sentence, the suspended sentence has terminated and the person has had civil rights restored pursuant to RCW 9.92.066; b. the person has completed parole and has received a certificate of discharge pursuant to RCW 9.96.050; c. the person has completed sentence and received a certificate of discharge pursuant to RCW 9.94A.220; or d. the record of the person's conviction has been vacated pursuant to RCW 9.94A.230.2.A person who has been convicted of a crime of violence as defined in statute, or a felony in which a firearm was used or displayed, or a felony violation of Washington's Uniform Controlled Substances Act or an equivalent statute or another jurisdiction, and has been placed on probation, may or may not be eligible to receive a license to carry a concealed pistol upon completion of probation and dismissal of the indictment or information against him pursuant to RCW 9.95.240, depending on the crime involved.3.A person who has been subject of a period of confinement for mental illness pursuant to RCW 71.05.320 is ineligible to receive a license to carry a concealed pistol.4.A person with a record of commitment for criminal insanity pursuant to RCW 71.05.320 is ineligible to receive a license to carry a concealed pistol.
AGLO 1976 No. 53 >  September 2, 1976
INSANE PERSONS - MENTAL ILLNESS
RECOMMITMENT OF VOLUNTARY PERSONS UNDER CHAPTER 71.05 RCW Right of a mentally ill person who has been involuntarily committed to apply for voluntary status; procedures to be followed in recommitment of such a person to an involuntary patient.
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