Tag Archives: 18.2-286.1

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 […]

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 […]