Henrico VA False Statement on Firearm Form Lawyer
Most guns are sold by firearm dealers. These firearm transactions require ATF Form 4473 to be executed. If you wish to purchase a firearm from a gun dealer, then you will be required to fill out Section B of this form and sign the document. Important questions that pertain to felony convictions, mental capacity, protective orders, and domestic violence among others are asked on ATF Form 4473. Willfully and intentionally making a materially false statement on this form is a felony pursuant to Va. Code § 18.2-308.2:2(K).
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Gun Dealer Purchase Applications Investigated by VA State Police
Virginia SP Form 65 must also be executed when purchasing a firearm from a gun dealer. This form is very similar to ATF Form 4473. The Virginia Firearms Transaction Center is the entity that conducts firearm purchase background checks when gun dealers submit the required paperwork before a sale can be completed. Prospective buyers receive one of three results: APPROVED, DELAYED, DENIED. There is a process to appeal a wrongful DENIED firearms transaction.
Representation for Richmond Gun Show Violations in Henrico VA
Richmond Gun Shows are held at the Raceway and Brook Run Shopping Center. Both locations are in Henrico County. Virginia law requires the State Police to be at every firearms show to ensure that no firearm transaction violates the law. All gun show transactions with a firearms dealer will trigger an instant background check. A State Trooper is dispatched to investigate for law violations where the background check reveals a discrepancy between ATF Form 4473, Form SP-65, and the applicant’s criminal history.
Falsifying a Firearm Application in Henrico Requires A Great Defense
Making any false statements on purchase application ATF Form 4473 or Form SP-65 will not only terminate the firearm purchase, but you will likely face criminal prosecution by the Henrico Commonwealth Attorney for a felony. Clients become shocked to learn they are being charged with a felony for making a paperwork accident on a confusing government form. Many find this excessive for a mistake. Contact an experienced Henrico VA firearms law attorney immediately if you find yourself in this situation.
Lying on an ATF Gun Application Form 4473 is Serious Business
The federal Gun Control Act of 1934 created Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Form 4473. It is also called the Firearms Transaction Record. The Henrico Commonwealth Attorney prosecutes cases of lying on this firearms application form. The answers provided to questions on the firearms application for purchase ATF Form 4473 will be the backbone to the prosecution’s case. Our lawyers will be reviewing your answers on this form in great detail. [Click on Image for Copy of Form 4473]
Private Firearm Sales And ATF Firearm Application Form 4473
The private transfer of a firearm conducted in Virginia by Virginia residents does not require the execution of ATF Form 4473 or Form SP-65. The Virginia State Police are available to conduct voluntary background checks if the private sale occurs at a gun show. Federal law and Virginia law still prohibits the transfer or sale of a firearm to a prohibited person. A private seller also has the option to sell or transfer the firearm with the assistance of a gun dealer, which would then trigger use of ATF Form 4473.
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