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Appeal when convicted in a Virginia trial on an indictment

  Appeal after a Circuit Court trial conviction on an indictment, says Fairfax criminal lawyer Appeal your Virginia Circuit Court guilty finding at trial on an indictment. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer I say this (there are exceptions to every rule) because governing caselaw generally...

Firearms applications need honest answers- Fairfax weapons lawyer

Firearms, including handguns, are very popular to purchase. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know that some people are so excited or anxious to buy the perfect weapon they have found at the right price -- whether for recreation, safety or both -- at a...

Abandoned handguns and nearby fleeing suspects- Fairfax criminal lawyer

Fairfax criminal lawyer on the risks of fleeing suspects being convicted for nearby abandoned handguns Abandoned handguns can convict nearby fleeing suspects. I know this as a Fairfax criminal lawyer, and Calvin Cardale Townes learned the same, as affirmed this week by the Virginia Court of...

Firearm convictions are possible without gun’s recovery- VA criminal lawyer

Firearm convictions are possible without the weapon's recovery, at least when it has been fired. As a Virginia criminal/Second Amendment lawyer defending prosecutions for firearms, handguns, knives and other weapons, one of my first lines of defense in such cases is to attack whether the prosecutor...

Virginia- Unlawful firearm discharge means negligent discharge

Most crimes cannot be proven merely by committing the act -- known as actus reus -- but also require proof of criminal intent, known as mens rea. Generally, one of four levels of mens rea is required before a conviction may be obtained, namely purposeful,...