Working To Help You Regain Your Right To Own Guns
The Second Amendment details the right to bear arms, meaning citizens of the United States have a constitutional right to own guns. However, these rights can be restricted if you have been convicted of a crime. This can be frustrating, as you cannot own any type of firearm for hunting, personal protection or otherwise. Though you may be barred from owning a gun, this does not have to last forever. It may be possible to regain your right to own a firearm after a felony conviction.
If you are a resident of Virginia and are looking to regain your right to possess and use firearms, our attorneys at Wiegandt & Doubles are on your side. We have experience not only handling felony cases for our clients but also helping them regain their right to own guns. Restoring gun rights is often a complex legal matter that requires an in-depth understanding of the legal process and how the courts will respond to the specifics of the petition. We will work aggressively on your behalf to get your Second Amendment rights restored.
The Process Of Reobtaining Your Weapons
To begin the process of seeking the reinstatement of your ability to possess guns and other weapons, we must petition the Office of the Governor for the restoration of your civil rights. This is the same first step in the process of obtaining other rights that are stripped by a felony conviction, such as the right to vote and the right to sit on a jury, among others.
Once your civil rights have been restored, we can petition the Circuit Court for the specific ability for you to own firearms again, despite your past conviction. The court will consider a wide range of factors, including how long it has been since your felony conviction and the type of crime you were convicted for, and make a determination. Our attorneys can guide you through every step in the process and help you understand the decisions that are made as well as any restrictions that may still exist.
Weapon And Gun Charges Defense
In addition to handling the restoration of gun rights, we also handle crimes involving weapons, such as:
- Charges for illegal possession: Including gun charges filed against persons previously convicted of felonies or specified misdemeanor offenses; persons prevented from gun possession due to restraining orders; and persons disallowed gun ownership due to mental or emotional diagnoses
- Charges for possessing firearms deemed to be illegal under state or federal law: Including possessing automatic assault rifles and machine guns, silencer attachments, military-grade sniper scopes and armor-piercing bullets
Talk To Us About Your Options Today
Whatever the legal issue you may be facing regarding regaining your right to own firearms in Virginia is, we are ready to stand up for your rights. Call Wiegandt & Doubles in Fincastle at 540-254-0172 or toll-free at 877-232-0715 or contact us via email by completing our contact form.