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Can I carry a gun for protection in church in Virginia? A short overview.

In the immediate wake of the church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, many people are asking if it is legal to carry a firearm in a church in Virginia. Very few churches (or other places of worship) employ professional security personnel or off… Read More
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The latest with Va. concealed handgun permits and photo IDs.

Beginning on July 1, 2017, Virginia residents are now required to present a photo ID when they apply for a concealed handgun permit (“CHP”). As explained below, this is a significant change in the CHP application process, but the “shall issu… Read More
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Virginia Court of Appeals: Circuit Courts Cannot Require a Photo ID with a Concealed Handgun Permit Application

AUGUST 14, 2017, UPDATE: Please see this blog post for the most recent change in photo IDs and CHP applications. Click here to go straight to the Court of Appeals’ opinion. Click here for a more in-depth discussion. VIRGINIA BEACH — DECEMBE… Read More
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Concealed Handgun Permits, Photos IDs, and Our Recent Victory in the Court of Appeals.

UPDATE AS OF AUGUST 14, 2017: Please see this blog post for the most recent developments with photo IDs and Virginia CHPs.  ORIGINAL POST: I recently announced that the Court of Appeals ruled in favor of my client on a case that challenged wheth… Read More
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The 2016-17 hunting season is close!

It’s almost time! The 2016-17 hunting season is upon us! To my recent gun rights restoration clients: I hope you enjoy your newly restored gun rights this season!!! For all my followers: I hope you’ve got your bow tuned up, your black pow… Read More
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Police K-9? Just don't.

K-9 officer bites suspect following traffic stop in Virginia Beach. (13NewsNow) Some of my prior clients have had the misfortune to meet a VPBD K-9 in a “nonconsensual” encounter. If you ever find yourself in this position, don’t. J… Read More
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Underage DWI / DUI in Virginia: Young drivers find themselves held to a higher standard than over-21 drivers, but they face the same severe penalties.

Virginia has a law that specifically targets underage drinking and driving. This law is similar to a regular DWI / DUI, but it is much more stringent in its application. In effect, the under-21 driver is held to a higher standard than an over-21 driv… Read More
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Quick comments and takeaways on the recent negligent discharge by Va. Beach PD.

For the background of the story, see this article from WAVY: Va. Beach officer accidentally shot by fellow officer.   The short version is this: Officers from VBPD went to the Academi training facility in Moyock, NC (formerly “Blackwater… Read More
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Gun Rights Restoration in Virginia After a Felony, Part III: 5 Special Circumstances

This is the last article of a three-part series that provides a general overview of the process of gun rights restoration in Virginia. Specifically, this article will review a few special circumstances and how Virginia law applies.  If you are inter… Read More
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Gun Rights Restoration After a Felony in Virginia, Part I: Restoration of Civil Rights

********UPDATE AS OF NOVEMBER 29, 2016**********   (This update should have been submitted in September of 2016.) Civil rights restorations are now very straightforward. Visit the website for Civil Rights Restoration to determine your status.   I… Read More
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