Attorney for
Gun and Weapons Charges
in Virginia

Your Constitutional Rights Regarding Guns and Firearms

In the United States, the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution and Article I, Section 13 of the Constitution of Virginia allows citizens the right to keep and bear arms. However, there are circumstances in which the government can restrict or even revoke these rights.

The law restricts those convicted of a felony or under a restraining order from the right to own a firearm. A conviction for any of the following crimes or circumstances may restrict or revoke your right to carry a firearm:

  • Acquittal by reason of insanity
  • Active warrant for a misdemeanor or felony
  • Dishonorably discharged from Armed Forces
  • Felony
  • Indictment for a felony
  • Involuntary admittance to mental health treatment facility
  • Adjudicated as a juvenile
  • Nonimmigrant alien
  • Renounced citizenship
  • Restraining order

Do you have a prior record that has been clear of any incidents for a long period of time? You may be able to petition the court to restore your gun rights. Contact The Lawrence Law Firm, PLC in Roanoke, VA, to find out how we can help restore your gun rights today!

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There is no requirement in the state of Virginia to register most firearms. However, the law does require the registration of machine guns. Individuals can legally carry a firearm openly in most areas. Covered handgun owners must have a concealed weapon permit for covered handguns, which you must keep with you if you have the gun.

Contact The Lawrence Law Firm, PLC today to learn more about your rights to carry or use firearms. Our firm in Roanoke, VA, offers quality legal assistance regardless of circumstance. We guarantee the highest level of legal services as a defense attorney for gun and weapons charges in Virginia.