Virginia Gun Lawyer | Firearm Rights | Criminal Law 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 protect your Second Amendment Rights and represent you if you have been charged with firearms-related offenses, such as illegal possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed handgun without a permit, or using a firearm in self-defense.
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“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 • Second Amendment Rights Lawyer
Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is a Second Amendment rights law firm. Our firm is recognized as a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report. As a firearms rights attorney, we specialize in legal matters related to the Second Amendment, which protects the right of individuals to keep and bear arms. Many law abiding citizens 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. We stand by our clients and work tirelessly to secure the best possible outcome.
Top Rated Virginia Gun Law Attorneys Client Review
Many Americans cherish their constitutional right to bear arms. Gun rights are not absolute and can be lost. A felony conviction is the most common event that will trigger a loss of firearm rights. There are other reasons which can trigger a loss of gun 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! Allow us to review your case.
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. Our firearm law defense attorneys specialize in representing individuals who have been charged with firearms-related offenses. Firearm law offenses can either be a felony or a misdemeanor. We provide comprehensive criminal defense representation for our clients, which includes investigating the case, building a defense strategy, negotiating with the prosecution and representing the client in court. 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 Firearm Law Legal Consultation
There are times when folks have questions about gun rights and laws in Virginia. Our attorneys are well-versed in the specific laws governing gun ownership, possession, and use within Virginia and may be able to provide the necessary legal advice for those in need. Contact us if you are seeking a Virginia gun law legal consultation. We will ask you to prepare a list of questions and topics you would like to discuss. Be clear about your legal situation, concerns, or issues. The legal advise our attorneys provide will include an explanation of the relevant laws and regulations, a discussion of your rights and responsibilities, along with recommendations or actions to take.
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. Carefully review your eligibility for a CHP in Virginia. Understanding the reason for the denial is essential. If the denial is due to incomplete or incorrect information on your application, work to rectify these issues. 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 may need help. Our lawyers will insure the necessary evidence and best arguments are properly presented.
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4/7/2017 | Updated 10/29/2023