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Bristol, VA 24209
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“John represented me at my hearing in Fairfax County Circuit Court for my Petition for Restoration of Firearms Rights. My case was a bit complex and it incorporated some new legislation that John was very educated on. The legislation was so new that the Commonwealth’s Attorney and the Judge did not have any knowledge of it. John’s actions in the courtroom to bring the new legislation to the attention of the court were astonishing and brilliant; even bringing a smile to the Judge and pat on the back from a fellow attorney after the hearing.
John’s flat rate pricing for representation is amazingly affordable. He is true to his word, communicates through out the entire process and works diligently to represent you. I highly recommend John Pierce.” - Shawn
“I contacted John via email regarding trust and estate work that I needed and questions that I had. He called me that same day, walked me through the process, took adequate time and was very patient in responding to my questions. He is very down to earth and professional. I was astounded as I found he was on travel, yet he took the time to personally contact me. He was very responsive in following up with the documents that I needed. I am extremely pleased and appreciative of the time he took with me and his outstanding level of service. I've worked with a number of attorneys in my profession and John exceeds the standards that I am accustomed to. I highly recommend him.” - Ron
Category Archives: Interstate Move
Common mistakes when completing a Form 20
Whenever you need to temporarily or permanently transport a Short-Barreled Rifle (SBR), Short-Barreled Shotgun (SBS), Machinegun, or Destructive Device (DD) across state lines, you will need an approved ATF Form 5320.20 (more commonly known as just Form 20) before doing … Continue reading
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Non-residents may now get their gun rights restored in Virginia
In 1994, Paul Anthony Leone was convicted of felony possession of marijuana in Virginia. This conviction stripped him of both his political rights and his right to possess firearms. Years later, in 2012, Mr. Leone, now living in North Carolina, … Continue reading
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Gun rights restoration is a state-by-state process
Since publishing my article about Virginia not recognizing out-of-state gun-rights restorations I have been inundated with questions. The first group of questions prompted a second article about whether a non-resident with a Virginia conviction could get their gun rights restored in … Continue reading
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May a non-resident get their gun rights restored in Virginia?
UPDATE: As of July 1, 2015 this article is no longer correct. Non-residents may now get their gun rights restored in Virginia. ……………………………. An increasing percentage of my law practice deals with gun rights restoration. Therefore, it is not surprising that … Continue reading
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Will Virginia honor a gun rights restoration from another state?
This is not a question that many people think to ask … but if they have had their right to possess firearms restored by another state prior to moving to (or visiting) Virginia then they absolutely should. Because the answer … Continue reading
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