Quantico Gun Attorney
The right to possess a firearm in the United States has been granted to American Citizens in most circumstances under the United States Constitution. The Commonwealth of Virginia has outlined certain conditions under which this right can be revoked or limited. If you’re facing serious firearms-related charges, contact a Quantico criminal lawyer at our firm right away.
The Commonwealth of Virginia takes gun offenses seriously for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the recent uptick in fatal shootings that have received widespread media attention across the state and the nation. With serious consequences on the line, you want an experienced local defense attorney defending your rights, so call our law offices today and conduct your free initial consultation.
Quantico Gun Offense Consequences
There are several unique factors about gun charges in the Commonwealth of Virginia. First, you should expect that if you’re charged in a gun offense, your property will be seized. Depending on the outcome of your case, you may be eligible to have your gun restored. Second, gun charges are prosecuted vigorously by law enforcement and the Commonwealth Attorney’s office. Gun offenses are perceived as public safety issues, and therefore, it is the primary goal of law enforcement and the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office to make sure the public safety goals are met.
Some of the gun offenses that are most frequently charged and prosecuted in Prince William County include:
- Brandishing a weapon
- Unlawful discharge of a firearm
- Carrying a concealed weapon without a permit
- Illegal modification of a firearm
- Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
No matter what sorts of gun charges you’re facing, an aggressive defense strategy is often the key to avoiding the serious consequences that come along with a conviction.
Hiring a Private Attorney
As opposed to a public defender or a court-appointed attorney, a private criminal defense attorney will generally have more time to spend on your individual case. In Quantico, as well as throughout Prince William County, there are many good court-appointed attorneys. However, their case docket is going to be large and their ability to spend individualized attention on your matter and collateral consequences may be slim.
When looking for a private criminal defense attorney you should look for an attorney who is an effective communicator, experienced in the jurisdiction in which you’re charged, and has experience defending clients against the type of charges you’re facing. For example, if an attorney primarily handles speeding tickets, it may not be a good idea to have him or her represent you on your felony gun possession charge. However, by asking detailed questions, looking into the criminal defense attorney’s reviews, and talking to other members of the local community it may be possible to find a good match for you.
Speak with an Experience Lawyer Today
There’s no substitute for experience when your future and your freedom are at stake. Give us a call at our Prince William County law offices and learn about how the Quantico gun lawyers at our firm can make a significant impact on your case. Your initial consultation is completely free of charge.