Category Archives: Virginia Law

Purchasing multiple handguns in Virginia

In 2020, the Democrat majority in the General Assembly enacted a ‘one handgun a month’ law.  That bill, SB69,  limited the number of handguns that a person could purchase within a 30-day-period to one. The bill did provide a number … Continue reading

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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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