As per the Code of Virginia,
- 18.2-53.1. Use or display of a firearm in committing a felony.
It shall be illegal and unlawful for any individual to
- attempt to use or use or any pistol, rifle, shotgun, or other firearm or display such weapon in an intimidating and threatening manner while attempting to commit or committing murder, forcible sodomy, rape, animate or inanimate object sexual penetration as clearly defined in § 18.2-67.2,
- robbery, carjacking, burglary, malicious wounding as defined in § 18.2-51,
- malicious bodily injury to a law-enforcement officer as defined in § 18.2-51.1,
- aggravated malicious wounding as defined in § 18.2-51.2,
- malicious wounding by the mob as defined in § 18.2-41
- or abduction.
The Penalty for This Crime
According to the Code of Virginia, § 18.2-53.1.
“Violation of this section shall constitute a separate and distinct felony and any person found guilty thereof shall be
- sentenced to a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of three years for a first conviction,
- and to a mandatory minimum term of five years for a second or subsequent conviction under the provisions of this section.
Such punishment shall be separate and apart from, and shall be made to run consecutively with, any punishment received for the commission of the primary felony.”
Subject to what the offender is charged for, often times, it may be that additional penalties be enforced if the offender, for example, uses a firearm with burglary. A verdict of some specific gun crimes can lead to ban or probation for possessing a weapon or a firearm in the future.
Get help from you Virginian Attorney For Your Case
Being condemned for a gun crime can bring the defendant some serious penalties. It may even be possible that the offense ends up in a misdemeanor or a felony, based on the details of the alleged offense.
If you have been convicted of a gun-related crime, you will find it much harder or even impossible to own a concealed weapon license. This license is a permit that will allow you to carry a weapon concealed. As the majority of the firearms are treated as felonies, an offender convicted of any firearm related crimes can result in having a felony conviction on their record.
Even if your offense is deemed a misdemeanor, make sure to retain the services of your Virginian attorney. There is no one better than your Virginian attorney who is acquainted with the entire process and can instruct and prepare you to take the necessary steps for your favorable outcome.
Your expert and a practiced Virginian lawyer can also guide and direct you to some possible alternatives that the judge might be willing to consider. Make sure that you retain the services of an experienced attorney on whom you can rely on their investigative expertise, experience, and extensive legal knowledge to fight for you and win for you. You must be well aware of all your options on how to tackle your offenses. Your lawyer will make sure you are.