Firearms / Weapons / Hunting

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Possession of Firearm While Under the Influence of Alcohol and Driving

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA Criminal Defense Attorney Case Result: A Class 1 misdemeanor charge for Carrying Firearm While Intoxicated (Va Law 18.2-308.012) was avoided with plea to related driving under the influence charge and minimum penalties under the law for the offense. Client was able to keep his concealed carry permit.  Alexandria Criminal Defense Attorney Marina Medvin […]

Virginia Assault with Firearm Charges DROPPED For Insufficient Evidence

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT Misdemeanor charge for Assault and Battery On a Family or Household Member with a loaded firearm was DROPPED for insufficient evidence to prosecute. Read more about Fairfax criminal defense attorney Marina Medvin, who represented this client and achieved this result. Read more about Assault and Battery Law here: Virginia […]

Carrying Concealed Handgun While Intoxicated in Virginia, Class 1 Misdemeanor Va Code 18.2-308.012

CARRYING A CONCEALED HANDGUN WHILE INTOXICATED Virginia law criminalizes the carrying of a legally concealed handgun while under the influence of alcohol or drugs under Va Law 18.2-308.012. This is a Class 1 misdemeanor offense punished by up to a year in jail, a $2,500 fine, and revocation of a concealed handgun permit. Moreover, an […]

Virginia Firearm & Weapon Charges and Hunting Laws: Defense Lawyer’s Explanation of Brandishing, Reckless Handling of a Firearm, and Hunting Offenses

WHAT IS A FIREARM IN VIRGINIA? Virginia law defines a firearm as an instrument which was designed, made and intended to expel a projectile by means of an explosion. It does not need to be “operable,” “capable” of being fired, or had the “actual capacity to do serious harm.” A deadly weapon is an instrument […]

Virginia Concealed Carry Permit Restrictions for Criminal Convictions or Pending Criminal Charges

Virginia Concealed Carry Permit Restrictions Virginia concealed carry law precludes the grant of concealed carry permits to individuals who have been found guilty / convicted of certain criminal offenses and even with those who have certain pending (not yet finalized) criminal charges. Under VA law, the following persons are disqualified from obtaining a concealed carry […]

Federal Misdemeanor Charge for Unlawful Carry of Concealed Firearm REDUCED to Citation & Fine

CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA FEDERAL UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA: Federal Class A misdemeanor charge on the GW Parkway for unlawful carry of a concealed firearm and large quantity of additional ammunition (Va Code 18.2-308 incorporated into Federal law by 18 USC 13) without a concealed carry […]

Murder 1 REDUCED to Murder 2. Jury Trial resulted in 11 Year Jail sentence for Woman who called Police and said “I shot my husband.”

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: VA Code 18.2-32 Murder 1 indictment (penalty of 20 to life) for woman who called the Police and said that she shot and killed her husband was REDUCED to Murder 2 (penalty of 5 to 40 years) after defense attorney’s motions to suppress evidence were heard. Subsequent Jury […]

Misdemeanor Brandishing Firearm Charge in Arlington VA to be DISMISSED

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Misdemeanor Brandishing Firearm charges resulted in reduction of the charge to Simple Assault and agreed-upon DISMISSAL of the reduced charge after good behavior. Va Law § 18.2-282. Pointing, holding, or brandishing firearm, air or gas operated weapon or object similar in appearance; penalty. A. It shall be unlawful […]

NOT GUILTY of Brandishing Firearm in Virginia in Self Defense

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Client was acquitted at trial and found NOT GUILTY of Brandishing a Firearm, the defense prevailing on theory of self defense. Va Law § 18.2-282. Pointing, holding, or brandishing firearm, air or gas operated weapon or object similar in appearance; penalty. A. It shall be unlawful for any […]

Carrying Concealed Weapon into Airport in Arlington VA

CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT IN ARLINGTON VIRGINIA: Not Guilty plea to a Class 1 Misdemeanor charge for Carrying a Weapon into the DCA Ronald Reagan Airport under VA Code 18.2-287.01 (a concealed carry permitted firearm that was forgotten in luggage) resulted in a fine and surrender of weapon, no other penalties. Arlington General District […]

Arlington VA Carrying Concealed Weapon While Intoxicated and Drunk in Public Both Charges DROPPED For Insufficient Evidence

CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT IN ARLINGTON VIRGINIA: Class 1 Misdemeanor charge for Carrying a Concealed Weapon While Intoxicated under VA Code 18.2-308, and a related Drunk in Public Charge (Va Law 18.2-388, Arlington Code 17-7) were both DROPPED for insufficient evidence. Arlington General District Court, 1425 N Courthouse, Arlington, VA 22201 Read more about […]

Fairfax VA Larceny Charge for Theft of Weapon DROPPED at First Hearing

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Misdemeanor Petit Larceny charge (VA Code 18.2-96), for larceny of a weapon at the Dulles Expo Center Gun Show in Chantilly Virginia, was DROPPED at the first hearing for insufficient evidence. Fairfax County General District Court: 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Virginia 22030. Read more about Larceny & […]

Possession of Weapon Charge DISMISSED in Alexandria Virginia Federal United States District Court

CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT IN THE ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA FEDERAL UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA: Misdemeanor Charge under 32 CFR 234.10 for Possession of a Weapon (Pistol / Firearm) on the Pentagon Reservation was DISMISSED at the first hearing. Courthouse: United States District Court Eastern District of Virginia in Alexandria: […]

Arlington Virginia Possession of Concealed Weapon Charge DROPPED & Larceny charge will be DISMISSED

CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT IN ARLINGTON VIRGINIA: Class 1 Misdemeanor Carrying a Concealed Weapon – Brass Knuckles (VA Code 18.2-308 – “metal knucks”) was DROPPED at the first appearance. A related Larceny charge was AMENDED to Unlawful Entry, and the amended misdemeanor charge will be DISMISSED after a class and community service. Resulted in […]

Brandishing a Firearm in Alexandria Virginia During Argument REDUCED to Trespass

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Misdemeanor charge for Brandishing a firearm, a concealed carry handgun, during an argument (VA code 18.2-282) was AMENDED and REDUCED to Trespass, with a penalty of credit for time served on the original arrest and relinquishing the weapon to the government. Concealed carry permit rights will not be […]

NOT GUILTY of Impersonating Police Officer, No Jail Time for Brandishing Firearm in Alexandria Virginia

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Trial for Impersonating Law Enforcement Officer, Brandishing a Firearm (VA Code 18.2-282), and Driving on a Suspended License, resulted in a NOT GUILTY finding for the Impersonating Law Enforcement charge and the Driving on Suspended charge, and no active jail time for the brandishing charge, accompanied by forfeiture […]

Concealed Weapon Charge in Arlington VA AMENDED to Disorderly Conduct, Public Intoxication DROPPED

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA: Class 1 misdemeanor charge for carrying a concealed weapon without a permit under VA Code 18.2-308 was AMENDED to a disorderly conduct charge with no active jail time, a fine, and weapon surrender. Client remains eligible to obtain concealed carry permit. Related Public Intoxication charge was DROPPED. Read more about Weapons Law here: […]

Reckless Handling of a Firearm DISMISSED

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA: Class 1 misdemeanor offense of Reckless Handling of a Firearm under VA Code 18.2-56.1 for an accidental discharge in an apartment building was DISMISSED.

Pointing & Brandishing Firearm in Road-rage Results in NO JAIL Time in Fairfax Virginia

FAIRFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA: Class 1 Misdemeanor charge for Brandishing a Firearm (VA Code 18.2-282) for pointing a handgun at another driver during a road rage incident resulted in no active jail time, no surrender of concealed carry permit, no surrender of weapon, and no fines! Read more about Weapons Law here: Virginia Firearm & Weapon […]

Carrying Weapon in Airport Misdemeanor Trial Results in NO JAIL in Arlington Virginia

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA: Trial for a class 1 misdemeanor offense of carrying a weapon in air carrier airport terminal under VA Code 18.2-287.01, in which our client was accused of bringing a loaded handgun into the DCA airport, resulted in no active jail time, a $250 fine and surrender of the weapon. Read more about Weapons […]

Possession of Marijuana DROPPED & Concealed Weapon Charge Results in NO JAIL Time in Fairfax VA

ATTORNEY CASE RESULT IN FAIRFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA: Client was charged with Class 1 Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana Second+ Offense (VA Code 18.2-250.1) and Class 1 Misdemeanor Carrying a Concealed Weapon – Brass Knuckles (VA Code 18.2-308 – “metal knucks”). The Possession charge was DROPPED, which means the client did not have to suffer through a […]

Possession Charge for 8 Containers of Marijuana with Handgun will be DISMISSED in Fairfax VA

FAIRFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA: VA Code 18.2-250.1 was charged for possession of drug paraphernalia, 8 film containers of marijuana, and possession of a handgun in the same bag. Possession charge will be DISMISSED in 6 months. Additional felony charges for firearm possession (18.2-308.4) and PWID Possession with Intent to Distribute (18.2-248, 18.2-248.1, or 18.2-248.03) will not […]

Arlington Virginia Reckless Handling / Discharge of a Firearm Charge will be DISMISSED

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA: Class 1 misdemeanor offense of Reckless Handling of a Firearm under VA Code 18.2-56.1 will be DISMISSED conditioned on completing a gun safety course at the NRA and surrender of concealed carry permit for one year.

Virginia Hunting Misdemeanor Charge REDUCED / Client Keeps Weapons & License

VIRGINIA: A class 2 hunting misdemeanor offense was REDUCED to a non-jailable class 4 offense with only a $100 fine. Client’s weapons were returned to him and he was able to keep his hunting license. Read more about Weapons Law here: Virginia Firearm & Weapon Charges and Hunting Laws: Defense Lawyer’s Explanation of Brandishing, Reckless […]

Charge DROPPED: Carrying Concealed Handgun Under the Influence of Alcohol in Fairfax VA

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA: VA Code 18.2-308, Class 1 Misdemeanor offense for carrying a concealed handgun while under the influence of alcohol in a public place was DROPPED with an informal agreement not to use the concealed carry permit for a period of 5 years.

Weapons / Firearms Charges DROPPED with plea to Hunting Violations in Fairfax Virginia

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA: Juvenile’s two misdemeanor weapon / firearm charges were dropped with a plea to two hunting violations – with a fine and 25 hours of community service. Read more about Juvenile Criminal Defense here: Virginia Juvenile Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Explanation of Laws, Penalties and Procedures for Juvenile Charges: Possession of Alcohol by a Minor, […]

TheTruthAboutGuns.com Interview with Marina Medvin: Self Defense and the Defense of Others?

Article appearing in TheTruthAboutGuns.com on 11/16/11 Ask Foghorn Asks Marina Medvin: Self Defense and the Defense of Others? Posted on November 16, 2011 by Nick Leghorn KYgunner writes: I’ve done a lot of research into self defense situations and making sure that, God forbid, if I ever end up in a situation where SHTF, I […]

Felony Marijuana Drug Possession with Intent to Distribute & Felony Weapon Possession in Alexandria VA

Alexandria Virginia Charges: Class 6 Felony Possession of three weapons and a bullet-proof vest while in possession of Drugs, VA Code 18.2-308.4, with a mandatory 5 year prison sentence upon conviction, was REDUCED / AMENDED to a Misdemeanor Reckless Handling of a Firearm. Class 5 Felony sale, gift, distribution or possession with intent to sell, […]

Felony Shooting Firearm from Vehicle & Misdemeanor Brandishing Handgun CHARGES REDUCED

VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Class 5 Felony Shooting a Firearm from a vehicle (VA Code 18.2-286.1) and class 1 misdemeanor Brandishing a Firearm (VA Code 18.2-282) were DROPPED in exchange for a plea to two misdemeanor weapons charges of Brandishing a Firearm (VA Code 18.2-282) and Reckless Handling of a Firearm (VA Code […]

Felony Firearm Possession DROPPED, Felony Marijuana Possession w/ Intent to Distribute REDUCED to Misdemeanor

Class 6 Felony Possession of weapons / firearms while in possession of Drugs, VA Code 18.2-308.4, with a mandatory 5 year prison sentence upon conviction, was DROPPED. Class 5 Felony sale, gift, distribution or possession with intent to sell, give or distribute marijuana, VA Code 18.2-248.1 was REDUCED to Misdemeanor possession of marijuana, VA Code […]