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…
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…
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.
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UPDATE AS OF AUGUST 14, 2017: Please see this blog post for the most recent developments with photo IDs and Virginia CHPs.
I recently announced that the Court of Appeals ruled in favor of my client on a case that challenged wheth…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
********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.
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