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Firearm & Weapon Offenses Attorney in Charlottesville, Virginia
Firearm offenses are among the most serious offenses to be charged with. Prosecutors and judges view firearm offenses as especially dangerous and worthy of attention. If you're charged with a firearm offense, it will be harder to get bond and it will be harder to negotiate a favorable plea agreement.
One more important thing to note about firearm and weapon offenses: they often carry mandatory minimum sentences. For example, if you're convicted of possessing a gun while in possession of a schedule 1 or 2 controlled substance, even if it's your first offense, you will have to serve two years in prison. None of that time can be suspended.