Chesapeake Gun Lawyer

There are many ways that individuals in the Chesapeake area can find themselves in trouble with the law because of guns. An experienced Chesapeake gun lawyer can help, if you have found yourself in this situation. Our criminal attorneys in Chesapeake have the experience in this area to help you navigate your way through your case.

How a Chesapeake Gun Lawyer Can Help You

Gun Lawyer in Chesapeake VAOur Chesapeake gun lawyers have a substantial knowledge base regarding the various gun laws in Virginia. Whether it is illegal possession of a gun, carrying a gun into a place where guns are not permitted, or unlawful conduct involving a gun, we know the law, we know how to address these types of cases, and we, therefore, can help you. With representation from a seasoned Chesapeake gun lawyer, you will receive analysis and investigation of the facts and evidence of your case, guidance on a legal strategy, settlement negotiations, full case preparation, and support and guidance at all court appearances. Call today to discuss your case and learn about what a Chesapeake gun lawyer can do for you.

Gun Laws in Virginia

Guns are highly regulated in Virginia, with the goal of protecting the public while maintaining the Constitutional right of citizens to bear arms. Virginia laws dictate a number of individuals who are not permitted to own guns, including:

  • Individuals who have protective orders against them (Virginia Code 18.2-308.1:4)
  • Individuals with two or more convictions for drug-related misdemeanors (VA Code 18.2-308.1:5)
  • Individuals who are mentally incompetent (VA Code18.2-308.1:2)
  • Individuals who are not U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents (VA Code 18.2-308.2:01)

Violation of the provisions above are categorized as misdemeanors punishable by up to 12 months in jail, and/or a fine of up to $2,500. In addition, individuals who have a felony conviction are also barred from owning guns and are subject to a Class 6 felony with a penalty of up to 2 to 5 years in prison upon conviction of a violation (VA Code 18.2-308.2).

There are also a number of places where guns, even though legally owned, are not permitted, including:

  • Airport terminals
  • Churches
  • Courthouses

Having a gun in an airport terminal, church, or courthouse is a misdemeanor offense and could result in a punishment of up to 12 months in jail, and/or a fine up to $2,500 (VA Code 18.2-11).

Other laws prohibit certain conduct involving guns, including reckless handling of a gun, allowing a gun to be accessible to a child, brandishing a gun in public, and firing a gun inside or at a building.

How to Secure a Chesapeake Gun Lawyer

If you’re facing a gun charge in the Chesapeake area, we can help. Take the first step today and get your free consultation. Learn more about the individualized services you will get from an experienced Chesapeake gun lawyer. Start preparing for your day in court with the help of our experienced team. Click here to schedule your free consultation.