Carrying a Firearm in DCA Airport in Virginia – Charge Dismissed

Arlington, Virginia Criminal Defense Attorney Case Result: A misdemeanor charge of Carrying a Firearm into an Airport Terminal in DCA, charged under Va Code § 18.2-287.01 in Arlington, Virginia, resulted in the dismissal of the charge pre-trial. Read more about [...]

Brandishing Firearm Charge DISMISSED in Arlington Virginia

Arlington, VA Criminal Defense Attorney Case Result: Class 1 Misdemeanor charge for Brandishing a Firearm during an argument, under Va Law 18.2-282, has been DISMISSED after an agreement to destroy the firearm used during the altercation and showing 12 months [...]

Federal Felony Charge 18 USC 922(g)(1) – Felon in Possession of a Firearm: Loss of Firearm Possession Rights After Felony Conviction

A federal felony conviction results in the permanent loss of firearm possession rights. Federal law does not distinguish between violent and nonviolent felony offenses. Thus, a federal conviction for any felony offense results in the permanent loss of firearm rights. [...]

Brandishing a Firearm: Virginia Law 18.2-282 Penalties and Defenses

Virginia Law Explained: Brandishing Firearm, Va Law 18.2-282 Under Virginia law 18.2-282, it is a class 1 misdemeanor criminal offense to point, hold or brandish a firearm in such manner as to reasonably induce fear in the mind of another. The maximum [...]

Assault with Firearm Charge DISMISSED After Conviction Overturned on Appeal in Fairfax County Circuit Court

Fairfax, Virginia Criminal Defense Attorney Case Result: Client was initially found guilty of Assault with a firearm in the Fairfax County General District Court and sentenced to 5 days in jail. On appeal to Circuit Court, the case was Dismissed [...]

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) [...]

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

Virginia Firearms Offenses Penalty Table Description of Offense Code Section Criminal Classification Maximum Imprisonment Maximum Fine Brandishing firearm Va. Code 18.2-282 Class 1 Misdemeanor 12 Months $2,500.00 Fine Brandishing near School Va. Code 18.2-282 Class 6 Felony 5 Years $2,500.00 [...]

Reckless Handling of Firearm Charge DROPPED

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT Class 1 Misdemeanor charge for Reckless Handling of a Firearm in Alexandria, Virginia resulted in DROPPED charges. Read more about Virginia firearm laws here: Virginia Firearm & Weapon Charges and Hunting Laws: Defense [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 permit firearm that was forgotten in [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]