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Virginia Gun Lawyer

While the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right of every American citizen to keep and bear arms, that right has conditions and can be revoked. Each state has the duty to establish and enforce appropriate regulations pertaining to guns. In Virginia, a person must have a valid permit to possess and carry a concealed firearm. Carrying a concealed gun without a valid permit can result in serious criminal charges, which can lead to a misdemeanor conviction. If you are facing charges of violating one or more firearm laws, an aggressive, qualified Virginia gun lawyer from Jezic, Krum & Moyse, LLC can help protect your rights and present a strong defense.

With so many frightening cases involving gun violence in schools and other public places, Virginia, along with many states, has reassessed its firearms regulations and increased the enforcement of the laws. Because state governments have the right and duty to specify how, when, and who has the right to possess guns, Virginia has placed stipulations on gun ownership and the ability to carry, possess, or use a firearm. It places regulations on concealed weapons, restrictions on who can be in possession of a gun, and restrictions on unsafe discharge of a firearm.

The different circumstances surrounding specific gun crimes can result in varying allegations and indictments. If someone fires a gun in a school, prosecutors would most likely file felony charges. In other public places, if no one sustains an injury from the discharge of a firearm, the probable charge would be a misdemeanor, as long as the gun is not used in the commission of another crime.

Virginia Firearm Statutes

In Virginia, certain statutes regulate who can own, possess, or carry firearms, and these regulations can limit the circumstances in which a citizen may carry weapons. As Fairfax County gun lawyers, we represent individuals charged with violating those statutes. Some common firearm offenses include, but are not limited to:

  • Firing a gun in or across a road, street or highway

  • Carrying a concealed weapon without a permit

  • Brandishing a firearm, replica, or bladed weapon for intimidation purposes

  • Discharging a gun in a public place

  • Discharging a firearm at or in a dwelling or other building

  • Shooting a gun from a vehicle with the intent to harm another person

  • Hunting while intoxicated.

  • Carrying a gun in a courthouse, place of worship, or airport terminal

  • Possession of a firearm or other dangerous weapon on school property

  • Removing or tampering with a firearm serial number

  • Possession of a gun while in possession of a drug considered to be a Controlled Dangerous Substance

  • Possession of a sawed-off shotgun, sawed-off rifle, Striker 12 streetsweeper, or semi-automatic folding stock shotgun

A conviction for a gun crime carries substantial jail time, even if the crime was unlawful possession and the individual never brandished or discharged the weapon. Thus, mandatory minimum sentencing laws for these crimes makes it crucial for those accused to understand all of their legal options. A Fairfax county gun lawyer at our firm can build a strong, persuasive case in your defense. Our lawyers carefully analyze the facts surrounding your situation and advise you on the best strategies for presenting your defense, which helps to ensure that you secure the best possible outcome.

Laws regulating guns and weapons can be complex and difficult to comprehend because the circumstances vary based on the gun in question, the facts surrounding the charges, and the previous criminal record of the person accused. While you may understand the accusations, the actual indictment, and potential sentencing if convicted, may not be what you expect. If you are under investigation, or have been formally indicted, call Jezic, Krum & Moyse LLC immediately to protect your rights. We can help ensure you receive the strongest, most aggressive representation possible.

When law enforcement questions you about any involvement in a crime, charges you with a felony or misdemeanor offense, or arrests you on a criminal complaint, you have a Constitutional right to have an attorney. Prior to answering questions or providing any statements to law enforcement, contact Clifford Clapp at Jezic & Moyse, LLC., so that he can advise you immediately on how to protect your rights. Through diligence, experience, and integrity, he will seek every option to resolve your case in acquittal, dismissal, reduced charges, or the lightest sentence.

Law Offices Of Jezic & Moyse, LLC. 2730 University Blvd W # 604, Silver Spring, MD 20902. Phone: (240) - 292 - 7200.