Virginia Beach Weapon Crime Defense Lawyer
Virginia Weapon Laws
The state of Virginia enforces various laws and restrictions against the ownership and possession of weapons. Those charged with a weapon offense could face serious, life-altering consequences that include imprisonment and fines.
Some of the most common weapon crimes include:
- Concealed weapon without a permit: Class I misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and up to $2,500 in fines.
- Firing a weapon in or towards an occupied building without injury: Class 1 misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and up to $2,500 in fines.
- Using a firearm in commission of felony: Felony offense punishable by a mandatory sentence of up to 3 years in jail for a first time offense.
- Convicted felon possessing a firearm: Felony punishable by mandatory minimum sentencing.
Depending on the circumstances of your case, and whether or not you hold a criminal record, the penalties and charges can be extremely severe. Weapons are considered any device that fires a bullet or missile, including pistols and revolvers. Knives, razors, metal knuckles, and machetes may also be considered a weapon and carrying any of these can result in charges.
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If you are facing a criminal charge involving a weapon, it is critical to turn to a seasoned Virginia Beach criminal defense attorney who can skillfully advise you on the most effective course of action. At McCormack & McCormack we are skilled at providing the highest level of legal advocacy. With more than 49 years of combined experience, we stop at nothing to help our clients obtain the best results.
Weapon offenses are never taken lightly by law enforcement. Though it may seem like a minor infraction, you could be up against serious consequences for your offense. As you are preparing for the coming legal proceedings, it is critical to obtain strong representation from a Virginia Beach criminal defense lawyer. We are highly experienced and knowledgeable trial lawyers, fighting tirelessly to ensure that you receive the best legal results.
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