Virginia takes a harsh and strict view when it comes to crimes involving firearms. Firearm related crimes carry stiff penalties and the use of a gun can elevate the normal penalty for many other crimes. If you are charged with a gun crime then you are facing serious charges. It is crucial that you contact a Virginia Beach gun crime lawyer immediately.
Aggressive defense for Virginia Beach residents charged with a firearm related offense
Our state has a variety of offenses related to the possession or unlawful use of a firearm. These offenses include:
- Unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
- Unlawful possession of a firearm by one convicted of domestic violence
- Illegally discharging a gun
- Possession of an unregistered gun
Given the rise in gun violence in the United States it is understandable that any prosecutor will deal with firearm related charges both quickly and aggressively. If you are charged with a felony then your case will proceed in the Circuit Court. If you are charged with a misdemeanor then your case will be heard in General District Court. Most District Attorneys have specialized units for dealing with gun crimes and many prosecutors make these types of cases their full-time jobs.
Garrett Law Group, PLC is a criminal defense law firm that has handled numerous firearm related cases. Gun cases typically are often won or lost by establishing that the arresting officer violated one’s constitutional rights when the firearm was found. While Defendants often do not realize their rights have been violated, a thorough and diligent investigation regularly finds Fourth and Fifth Amendment violations in such matters. J.D. Garrett and our attorneys will work diligently to ensure that your rights are fully protected through every step of the process. We may be reached twenty-four hours a day. Contact us immediately if you have been charged with a gun related crime. In addition to Virginia Beach, we also service Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Newport News, Hampton, Williamsburg, and Yorktown, as well as in the surrounding counties of Northampton, Isle of Wight, York, and James City.
Defending against the impact of a firearm in other Virginia crimes
Other crimes will carry more severe penalties when they are committed with the use of a firearm. These include assault, domestic violence, violating a protective order, drug crimes, kidnapping, and sexual offenses. The use of a firearm in these crimes can turn a misdemeanor into a severe felony and can turn a lower level felony into one carrying an extended prison sentence. If you are charged with any of these offenses, and it is alleged that you have used a gun, then contact our office immediately.
J.D. and Garrett Law Group, PLC handle all matters in the office personally. When you contact our office with a gun-related case you will be dealing with a Virginia criminal defense attorney and not a staff member of paralegal. We give your case the attention it deserves and we recognize the gravity of your situation. Contact us online or by telephone.