A Weapons Offense Conviction Can Carry Significant Penalties. We Can Help.
Crimes committed with a weapon can result in significant penalties, including potential mandatory minimum sentences. The severe consequences associated with a conviction means it is important that you have your rights protected when facing criminal charges related to the possession or use of a firearm.
A Gun Lawyer Who Will Stand Up For Your Rights
At Moheb Legal Defense, PLLC, we have extensive experience defending clients accused of a wide range of gun charges, including:
- Discharging a firearm
- Possession of a firearm
- Shooting in an occupied dwelling
- Use of a firearm in commission with a felony
Attorney Sheila Moheb works diligently on behalf of her criminal defense clients to mitigate the consequences of a weapons charge or have them dropped entirely. She will ensure that your constitutional rights are protected throughout the process, for example by examining thoroughly whether police violated your constitutional right against unreasonable search and seizure.
Did police have probable cause to pull you over? Did police obtain a proper warrant before searching your home? Based on years of experience defending criminal gun charges, we will find answers to these questions. We know how to fight gun crime charges because we have done so successfully before.
Constructive Possession Charges
You can be charged with a weapons offense even if you had no intention of committing a crime or had no idea that what you were doing was against the law.
In Virginia, a previous felony conviction may result in being prohibited from possessing a firearm. But possessing a firearm doesn’t just mean that you can’t own a gun. You also must avoid being within easy reach of a firearm.
That means you can be charged with constructive possession if, for example, you were in a vehicle with a gun in the glove compartment — even if neither the gun nor the car were yours. This crime can result in a mandatory minimum sentence of two years.
This law, and others like it relating to weapons charges, are why you need someone who fully understands your unique situation and how best to defend against all charges against you.