Virginia False Statement on Firearm Form Lawyers

Virginia False Statement on Firearm Form LawyersMillions of firearms are sold every year. Most sales are made by firearm dealers. Firearm dealers are in the business of selling guns. These firearm transactions by gun dealers require federal ATF Form 4473 to be executed. Virginia SP Form 65 must also be executed when purchasing a firearm from a gun dealer. The forms are similar. If you wish to purchase a firearm from a gun dealer, then you will be required to fill out these forms. Important questions on these forms pertain to felony convictions, mental capacity, protective orders, and domestic violence among other matters. Contact a lawyer immediately before you start a firearms transaction if you have any doubts about the lawfulness of your actions.   

Firearm Dealer Applications for Gun Sales Investigated by State Police

Virginia Firearm Purchases are Investigated by State PoliceThe 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. The transaction center is part of the Virginia State Police. Prospective buyers receive one of three results: APPROVED, DELAYED, DENIED. Willfully and intentionally making a materially false statement on this form is a felony pursuant to Va. Code § 18.2-308.2:2(K). A DENIED result visit will most likely be followed up by a visit from a State Trooper. There is a process to appeal a wrongful DENIED firearms transaction.

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Best Law Firm 2024 Riley Wells Attorneys at Law - Traffic Ticket, Reckless Driving, Speeding, and Virginia Criminal Defense Lawyer Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is an experienced Virginia law firm with over 60 years of combined criminal law trial experience. Our lawyers know firearms law. We wrote the Virginia Gun Law book. We are a recognized “Best Law Firm” according to U.S. News & World Report. Our attorneys routinely represent clients who have been accused of this offense before Virginia Courts. An additional charge of attempt to possess a firearm offense by a prohibited person often accompanies the false firearm on a firearm transaction form case. Let us review your case. We can help!

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Legal Representation for Virginia Gun Show Violations

Representation for Central Virginia Gun Show Violations Virginia hosts many gun shows every year. Virginia law requires the State Police to be at all gun shows to ensure that no firearm transaction violates the law. All firearm show transactions with a licensed gun dealer will trigger an instant background check. A State Trooper is dispatched to investigate for law violations when the background check reveals a discrepancy between ATF Form 4473, Form SP-65, and the applicant’s criminal history. You are the target of an investigation if you are visited by a State Trooper during the process of your firearms purchase. Any answers you provide during this investigation will be used against you in court.

Felony Firearm Charges from Meadow Event Park Gun Show Dropped

Felony Charges from Meadow Event Park Gun Show DroppedOur firearm law attorneys represented a client who was accused of making false statements on the gun application forms at the Meadow Event Park gun show in Caroline County. State Police charged our client with two felony violations. False statement on firearm consent form and felon attempting to possess a firearm. The cases came down to whether the prosecution could prove beyond a reasonable doubt that our client knew he lied on the gun forms. Our position was that a mistake was made and that our client did not knowingly and intentionally falsify background check forms. Click on image for case result.

Falsifying a Firearm Application Requires A Great Defense Attorney

Falsifying a Firearm Application in Requires A Great Defense AttorneyMaking a false statement on purchase application ATF Form 4473 or Form SP-65 will not only stop the firearm sale, but you will likely face criminal prosecution by the Commonwealth Attorney for at least one felony if not two. Clients are frequently shocked to learn they are being charged with a serious felony for making a paperwork accident on a confusing government form. Many find this excessive for a mistake, but the law enforcement community is serious about enforcing this law. Contact an experienced Virginia firearms law attorney immediately if you find yourself in this situation.

Lying on Gun Application Forms is a Serious Criminal Offense

Lying on an ATF Gun Application Form 4473 is Serious BusinessThe 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 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 and Form SP-65 will be the backbone to the prosecution’s case. Our lawyers will be reviewing your answers on these forms in great detail along with any documents from old cases regarding your status. [Click on Image for Form 4473]

Attempt to Possess Firearm By Convicted Felon

Attempt to Possess Firearm By Convicted FelonAn “attempt to possess a firearm” violation typically refers to an individual’s intent to acquire or possess a firearm unlawfully. The actual possession or acquisition of the firearm does not occur. This violation often accompanies a false statement of firearms transaction form cases. These cases often hinge on the individual’s intent. If there is evidence to suggest that you had the intent to possess a firearm unlawfully, it may lead to charges. Your prior criminal record and legal history may impact the severity of charges and potential penalties. Cases involving convicted felons can lead to mandatory minimum jail sentences. If you’re facing such charges, it’s essential to consult with a firearms law criminal defense attorney experienced in firearms-related cases.

Private Sales And Firearm Application Forms

Private Firearm Sales And ATF Firearm Application Form 4473Federal law and Virginia law prohibit the transfer or sale of a firearm to any prohibited person whether the sale or transfer is conducted by a federally licensed firearms dealer or a private citizen. The private sale or transfer of a firearm conducted in Virginia by Virginia residents is permissible but a background check must still be completed. According to Va Code 18.2-308.2:5, no person shall sell a firearm for money or anything of value unless a successful background check has been conducted by a gun dealer. This law mentions nothing about the gifting of a firearm during a private transaction.

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5/28/2021 | Updated 10/30/2023