Tag Archives: 18.2-282

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]