Resolving Weapons Charges in Northern Virginia
At the Sprano Law Firm, our lawyers advise clients about the best ways to deal with two different kinds of weapons offenses: freestanding charges of unlawful gun possession or concealed-carry violations; and the use of a gun or weapons count to aggravate a charge involving drugs, robbery or another crime. If you need advice about the best way to resolve a weapons offense of either variety, contact our office in Fairfax for a free consultation.
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We help people facing all kinds of state or federal weapons charges:
- Concealed weapons offenses
- Felon in possession of a firearm
- Violation of the gun restrictions associated with a domestic violence conviction or restraining order
- Gun charges related to probation violations
- Gun charges attached to gang affiliation or crimes committed for the benefit of a gang
- Gun charges related to federal drug investigations or indictments
Many weapons offenses can be charged in either state or federal court. If your case could go either way, our attorneys work to keep your case in the Virginia system, where your options for negotiating favorable terms are somewhat broader. In the federal system, if you're found guilty of a gun charge related to a federal drug offense, there's a mandatory minimum five-year prison sentence.
Evaluating Your Best Defense Options Based on the Facts of Your Case
Our job as your defense counsel is to give you an accurate understanding of your exposure to punishment while charting a realistic path toward the best possible outcome. At various points of the case, you'll have the choice between accepting a guilty plea or fighting the charges at trial, and we'll give you comprehensive advice about your options and prospects. At the same time, the Sprano lawyers will work to improve the quality of your choices.
For Virginia weapons offenses, it's possible to work toward a sentence of probation even on a felony guilty plea if we can convince the prosecution and the court that you're an excellent candidate for a second chance. Our plea negotiation leverage is strengthened by our past record of success for the defense in the trial of felony weapons charges.
Find out more about our experience with developing effective defenses for state or federal weapons offenses in Northern Virginia. Contact the Sprano Law Firm in Fairfax for a free consultation.