Virginia Gun Lawyer

If you find yourself on the wrong end of a gun charge in the state of Virginia, then a Virginia gun lawyer is the only answer to the legal problems you are facing. A lawyer in Virginia can guide you through your case from beginning to end, keeping you educated and informed throughout what is often a lengthy and confusing process.

Why Work with a Gun Lawyer?

Gun Lawyer in VirginiaThe Virginia gun attorneys at our firm are experienced, aggressive, and know how to work with  their clients, police, and prosecutors at every phase of the process. They additionally have invaluable courtroom experience with the judges in the jurisdictions they practice in. He or she can work to get any gun charges you face reduced or even dropped through active advocacy, perseverance, and negotiation on your behalf.

Unfortunately, a criminal conviction is something that will follow throughout your life. Knowing this, the Virginia gun lawyers at our firm strive to do everything they can to help you. They understand what is at stake and the stress of the situation you are going through. When you need an experienced, empathetic counselor and advocate, don’t hesitate to reach out to a Virginia gun lawyer for help.

What You Need to Know about Gun Laws in Virginia

The Second Amendment to the the United States Constitution preserves and protects your right to keep and bear arms. These rights are not, however, unlimited and although you have a right to own and use a gun, there are many laws you must follow if you choose to do so in the state of Virginia.

Firing Guns Maliciously or Unlawfully Inside of Buildings, Homes and Schools

Under Virginia Code Section 18.2-279, if someone maliciously discharges a gun inside of, or at, a building or home that is occupied by one or more people in such a manner as to endanger the life or lives of such person or persons, he or she faces a Class 4 felony. If the shooting is done unlawfully, but not maliciously, it is Class 6 felony. However, willfully shooting at, or in, a school building, whether it is occupied or not, is a Class 4 felony. It is also illegal to maliciously, or unlawfully, throw a missile at, or against, an occupied building if it endangers the lives of those inside.

Any resulting deaths can lead to a conviction of murder in the first degree or second degree depending on the facts and circumstances of the case.

Firing Guns Unlawfully in Public

Under Section 18.2-280, if someone willfully discharges a gun in a street, city, town, place of business, or public gathering, then he or she faces a Class 1 misdemeanor or a Class 6 felony depending on whether or not bodily injury to someone else occurred.

Other Unlawful Use of Guns

Under the Virginia Code, the following is also unlawful use of a gun:

  • Pointing, holding or even brandishing guns in public
  • Leaving guns around recklessly such that they are accessible to children
  • Carrying guns in churches, courthouses, and airport terminals under certain unlawful circumstances

Call a Virginia Gun Lawyer Today

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