Virginia 18.2-56.1 Defense Lawyers
A firearm is considered as a deadly weapon in Virginia, which is likely to produce great bodily harm or death from the way it is used. There are a number of different weapons that are considered as firearms in Virginia. There are also several statutes in Virginia that criminalize a number of acts involving these specific firearms.
The word reckless as it appears in reckless handling of a firearm has not been defined by the council or courts in Virginia. It means a judge must make the decision based on what the judge’s definition of reckless is. A good lawyer can argue to the judge the one definition of reckless should be accepted over another.
Reckless handling of a firearm can be charged for any act if there is endangerment of life, limb, or property. A person can be charged with the criminal offense of reckless handling of a firearm in Virginia even if no injuries have occurred. In Virginia, someone can be charged with reckless handling of a firearm who is cleaning their gun not knowing that it is loaded and it fires into the wall; or if someone shoots a shotgun into the air to protect against would-be intruders.
Reckless handling of a firearm in Virginia could be misdemeanor or felony.
In Virginia, reckless handling of a firearm is a Class 1 misdemeanor offense, which is punishable with a fine and up to a year in jail. If the charge is committed while hunting, the person may lose their privilege to hunt with a firearm for up to 5 years. Recklessly allowing children to handle a firearm is punished as a class 3 misdemeanor.If you show a wanton disregard for human life and injure another person, then you can be convicted of a class 6 felony.
Careless usage of guns or careless usage of guns while hunting come under Virginia Code 18.2-56.1. Even if the gun does not fire, you could be convicted of reckless handling of a firearm. If someone was injured, you will be charged with something much more serious than the reckless handling of a firearm, which is a class 1 misdemeanor. If you endanger an animal that is owned by someone, that could qualify as the reckless handling of a firearm because it would count as the property of a person.
Our firm regularly guards clients against the reckless handling of firearm charges in Virginia.Call us at 855-696-3348 if you have been charged with reckless using of a gun. An attorney from our firm will discuss the facts of your case and your options. We will do our best to help you get the best result possible based on the facts of your case.
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The SRIS Law Group can help you best possible outcome based on the facts of your case. If you wish to consult an SRIS Law Group, P.C. Virginia reckless handling of a firearm attorney, call us at 855-696-3348. B