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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
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Category Archives: Virginia Courts
Virginia law change allows some charges resolved by deferred disposition to be expunged
Back in 2017, I had written an article to answer the question “Is a charge eligible for expungement if it was dismissed following a deferred disposition?” In that article I laid out the controlling case law and determined that, at … Continue reading
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The new landscape for deferred dispositions in Virginia
Before we discuss the significant recent changes in deferred dispositions made by the Virginia General Assembly, I should first make sure that everyone understands the concept. The Virginia State Crime Commission describes deferred disposition this way: “In general, deferred disposition … Continue reading
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Virginia law change requires courts to grant a Commonwealth’s motion to dismiss
With the election of several Commonwealth Attorneys across the state who had deciding not to prosecute certain crimes in the interest of criminal justice reform, some judges had refused to accept dismissal motions presented by the Commonwealth Attorneys. However, that … Continue reading
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Does a center console count as a ‘secured container’ for purposes of the Virginia concealed carry law?
Last year I received a call from a prospective client who had been charged with carrying a concealed firearm without a permit. For purposes of this article, we will call him ‘Bob’. Bob had been initially appointed counsel and was … Continue reading
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In Virginia a successful appeal of an involuntary commitment does not restore gun rights
Yes … you read that correctly. If you are involuntarily committed for mental health treatment, appeal that commitment, and win said appeal, it does NOT remove the prohibition the initial commitment placed upon your right to purchase, possess, and transport … Continue reading
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