Gun and weapons related crimes are considered a serious problem in this country and both law enforcement and prosecutors have a vested interest in prosecuting these offenses. Although many follow the law in legally obtaining their weapons, the media has put a spotlight on weapons offenses. Because of this, judges and prosecutors will often make an example out of even the smallest offenses or mistakes.
If you have been charged with a weapons crime, you could be facing a prosecutor who wants nothing more than to take away your constitutional right to possess a weapon. At Throop Law, our Richmond criminal defense lawyers fight against weapons and gun-related charges.
If you are convicted of a weapons charge, you could face very serious legal penalties. Depending on the nature of the alleged crime, you could face time in jail or prison, significant fines, restitution, community service, and probation. If you are convicted, you will likely lose your ability to possess a firearm and face further restrictions.
Our Richmond weapons crimes attorneys know that a charge of this nature can impact your life negatively in a variety of ways. In addition to the legal consequences, having a permanent criminal record can affect your reputation and your ability to obtain a job. You can rely on us to use our experience and knowledge of Virginia's weapon and firearm laws to develop a defense strategy for you.
Contact a Richmond criminal defense lawyer from our firm today at (804) 464-3989 for a free consultation.