Virginia Gun Lawyer | Restore Firearm Rights | Defense Attorney
Virginia firearm laws can be very confusing. Only the most experienced Virginia gun law attorneys will be able to defend your legal rights as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. We understand this because we possess over 60 years of collective criminal law experience and wrote the Virginia Gun Law book. Our attorneys can help if you have been charged with a firearm violation or have an issue with your gun rights.
***Our attorneys are licensed to practice law in all Virginia Courts***
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
U. S. Constitution, 2nd Amendment
VA Firearms Law Attorneys
Many law abiding citizens assert their 2nd Amendment right and carry a firearm for self-defense. Unfortunately, there are times when you may find yourself in the wrong place at the wrong time and have been accused of a firearm violation. In this case, your liberty may be at stake. Make sure you have the right attorney by your side. Our firm is recognized as a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report. We stand by our clients and work tirelessly to secure the best possible outcome.
Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law Client Review
Many Americans cherish their constitutional right to bear arms. Gun rights are not absolute and can be lost. A felony conviction along with forms of conduct will trigger a loss of firearm rights. However, the loss of the right to possess, purchase, and transport a firearm does not have to be permanent. Our attorneys regularly represent clients before the Virginia courts who wish to restore their firearm rights. The legal process to restore gun rights can be confusing and sometimes intimidating. We can help!
The Best Defense Team You Can Retain for a Virginia Firearms Offense
Virginia law restricts and criminalizes various forms of conduct that involve the use, possession, transfer and transportation of firearms. We have the experience, knowledge and skill to defend any Virginia firearm criminal case including:
- Reckless handling of a firearm §18.2-56.1
- Allowing access to firearms by children §18.2-56.2
- Carrying a gun into the Richmond Airport §18.2-287.01
- Discharging firearm within or at building or dwelling house §18.2-279
- Discharging a gun in public §18.2-280
- Brandishing a firearm §18.2-282
- Carrying a firearm into a courthouse §18.2-283.1
- Shooting in or across road or in street §18.2-286
- Shooting from vehicles so as to endanger persons §18.2-286.1
- Carrying loaded firearms in public areas §18.2-287.4
- Concealed weapon §18.2-308
- Possession of firearm on school property §18.2-308.1
- Purchase or transport firearm due to a protective order §18.2-308.1:4
- Purchase, possess, or transport gun subject to substantial risk order §18.2-308.1:6
- Felon in possession of a firearm §18.2-308.2
- False Statement on Firearm Form/Criminal History Consent Form (attempt to purchase/possess offenses) §18.2-308.2:2
- Possession of firearms while in possession of certain substances §18.2-308.4
Virginia law requires that a Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP) be issued unless the person is disqualified. Applicants are not required to show a “need.” Unfortunately, there are instances were applicants are wrongfully denied a CHP. Resident CHP denials must be appealed within 21 days. Some ask, “Do I need a Lawyer?” Well, you have already been denied once without representation. So, yes – you probably need help. Our lawyers will insure the necessary evidence and best arguments are properly presented.
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4/7/2017 | Updated 4/14/2023