In Virginia it is unlawful for a convicted felon to possess a firearm. The crime of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon can be found in Virginia Code §18.2-308.2. The crime consists of two basic elements (1) you were convicted of a Felony or certain juvenile adjudications, and (2) you knowingly or intentionally possessed the firearm. Punishment for a violating §18.2-308.2 is serious. Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon is a Class 6 Felony, but if you have previously been convicted of a violent felony or a felony in the last 10 years there are mandatory minimums.
The lawyers at Jurach, Tacey & Quitiquit have both prosecuted and defended people charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. We will work with you to determine what the strengths are of your case to present the best defense and get the best outcome we can secure for you. If you have been charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm contact one of the lawyers at Jurach, Tacey & Quitiquit to discuss your case.