False Statement on a Firearm Application: §18.2-308.2:2
Making a “materially false statement on the consent form” can lead to being convicted of a Class 5 felony. There are a number of questions on the consent form about the person buying the gun. The questions are generally about criminal record, citizenship, drug usage, and mental health. Being charged with a “gun charge” is frightening for most of our clients.
One of the most common problems that we see are people who gloss over the documents not thinking that a section may apply to them. The form is the same, if the purchase is at an independent dealer like Green Top or a chain store like Bass Pro Shops or Walmart, and needs to be done with great care.
The prosecution has to prove that a false answer on the form was both willful and intentional. Often times we see cases where there was a simple mistake made and now you or your loved one is facing a serious felony conviction.
Adam Jurach, Brian Tacey, and Tony Quitiquit regularly handle False Statement on Firearm Application cases across Virginia in Henrico, Hanover, Chesterfield, Richmond, and the surrounding jurisdictions. If you have been charged with a violation of §18.2-308.2:2 contact one of the lawyers at Jurach, Tacey & Quitiquit.
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