I regularly receive referrals from fellow attorneys. Most of my referrals come from trusted colleagues who realize that their clients are best served by an experienced gun rights attorney who understands all of the minutia and nuances of firearms laws. Let’s face it, there are very few tried and true “gun nuts” who are also practicing attorneys. We are here, but it’s a small crowd.
Not surprisingly, many referring attorneys do not even know whether a potential client has a viable case. If you are a practicing attorney and would like to refer a potential client to my office, feel free to read the guidelines below to help you screen a case.
You (the attorney) can call the office directly, or you can have the client call the office at your direction. Please ask the client to mention your name, specifically, as a referring attorney.
A potential client may be eligible for gun rights restoration if they meet all three of these criteria:
The ideal referral will have a reasonable grasp of their complete criminal history, before and after any felony convictions, including the approximate years of prior convictions, the dispositions of all charges, the jurisdictions, and other pertinent information.
If your client meets the criteria above, please have them call the office. I would be happy to schedule an initial consultation to further evaluate their options.
The initial consultation for a felony restoration is free.
If you have a client who has been denied a Concealed Handgun Permit from a Virginia circuit court, time is of the essence! We only have 21 days, from the date of the denial, to file a request for an ore tenus hearing. If the client is within the 21 days, they should call the office immediately.
The initial consultation for a CHP denial is free.
These cases are inherently unique and relatively rare. The ideal referral will have a reasonable understanding of their treatment history, including dates and jurisdictions of any commitments. They should also have a reasonable grasp of any criminal history, before or after the commitment.
Please note: All of the automatic disqualifiers listed above (for felony restoration) apply equally to mental health restorations.
The initial consultation for a mental health restoration is free.
Gun owners have lots of questions. Most gun owners strive for an accurate, if not comprehensive, understanding of self-defense laws as well as the various rules regarding possessing, carrying, and discharging firearms.
If you have a client with these types of questions, feel free to have them call the office. However, as I am sure you understand, this is one of the areas where I charge an advice consultation fee depending on the time, scope, and complexity of the matter.
If you have a potential client who is actively seeking to retain private counsel for a criminal matter, please have them call the office. The initial consultation will be more productive if the potential client has a good understanding of the specific charges they are facing.
Criminal defense consultations are free.