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WPIC 133.01 Unlawful Possession of a Firearm—First Degree—Definition

11A WAPRAC WPIC 133.01Washington Practice Series TMWashington Pattern Jury Instructions--Criminal

11A Wash. Prac., Pattern Jury Instr. Crim. WPIC 133.01 (5th Ed)
Washington Practice Series TM
Washington Pattern Jury Instructions--Criminal
January 2024 Update
Washington State Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions
Part XIII. Miscellaneous Crimes
WPIC CHAPTER 133. Weapon Offenses
WPIC 133.01 Unlawful Possession of a Firearm—First Degree—Definition
A person commits the crime of unlawful possession of a firearm in the first degree when [he] [she] has previously been [convicted] [adjudicated guilty as a juvenile] [or] [found not guilty by reason of insanity] of a serious offense and knowingly owns or has in [his] [her] possession or control any firearm.
NOTE ON USE
Use this instruction if it will help the jury understand the charged offense or if it is necessary to define this particular offense for the jury. See the Comment to WPIC 4.24 (Definition of the Crime—Form).
With this instruction, use WPIC 2.10 (Firearm—Definition as Element), WPIC 10.02 (Knowledge—Knowingly—Definition), WPIC 133.53 (Serious Offense—Definition), and WPIC 133.52 (Possession—Weapon—Definition).
Use bracketed material as applicable. See the Comment to WPIC 133.02 (Unlawful Possession of a Firearm—First Degree—Elements) for a discussion regarding use of the bracketed words “convicted” and “adjudicated as a juvenile.”
COMMENT
RCW 9.41.040(1)(a). See also RCW 9.41.040(3).
See the Comments to WPIC 133.02 (Unlawful Possession of a Firearm—First Degree—Elements) and to WPIC 133.02.02 (Unlawful Possession of a Firearm—Second Degree—Elements) for a discussion of the changes in the statute.
[Current as of December 2019.]
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