Tag Archives: Virginia Firearms Lawyer

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 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 […]

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 […]