Security has become a serious concern in many places around the country. Though carrying a gun is legal in many areas, one type of location where they are typically banned is airports. One Virginia man is now facing charges related to weapons crimes after allegedly bringing a gun to a Virginia airport.
Many people who move about Virginia cities may have concealed weapons of which others may not even be aware. Then, now and again, there are those who openly brandish firearms, often even firing some shots. Such behavior recently led to the arrest and filing of charges related to weapons crimes against two men in Petersburg.
Traffic stops are often simple interactions between drivers and police officers. In many cases, a few questions and answers are exchanged and the driver is sent on his or her way. This was not the case for a couple recently visiting the Virginia area, however. After their traffic stop, they are now facing charges of weapons crimes and other offenses.
Criminal charges can lead to severe punishment if convictions are obtained. One man is now facing multiple weapons crimes as well as drug charges after recently being arrested. His Virginia criminal defense attorney is now working on his defense for his court date, which is scheduled for July 11.
Parents have a difficult job. They are often tasked with making decisions that could ultimately impact their ability to parent their children. Unfortunately, one man is accused of weapons crimes, among others, after Virginia police say he failed to take his daughter to the hospital after she was accidentally shot.
In the post-9/11 world, restrictions on what can be taken on airplanes have increased dramatically. Unfortunately, some restricted items are things that certain people may be so used to having on their person they may forget about them as they attempt to board a plane. Unfortunately, one woman faces accusations of weapons crimes after officials in Virginia claimed she attempted to take a gun through security.
After Trayvon Martin was shot in Florida by an armed community watch volunteer, Stand Your Ground laws were thrust into the national media spotlight. It quickly became apparent that the laws put in place to allow citizens to defend themselves were confusing, and that many people had vastly different interpretations of what was and was not legal. Even if the outcome is not as tragic as the Martin case, many in Virginia who use force to protect themselves may be at risk for being charged with weapons crimes or other felonies.
As the school year is starting up, one of the big things on a parent’s plate is making sure their kid has all the supplies and other things they need to bring to school. Another thing though it is very important for parents to be vigilant about is making sure their kids leave certain things at home when they go off to school. This includes anything that could be defined as a weapon. Being accused of bringing a weapon to school could leave a student facing incredibly severe consequences, including the possibility of criminal charges.
In April, the Commonwealth of Virginia passed legislation that allows convicted felons who meet certain criteria to regain civil rights, such as the right to vote, run for office, serve on a jury and become a notary public. However, this law does not reinstate other rights, such as the right possess a firearm. Due to this restriction, someone who has been convicted of a felony may find him or herself charged with weapons crimes if he or she happens to have a firearm on his or her person, even if it was not involved in any kind of criminal activity.
One of the wonderful things about our country is the fact that each state has the ability to enact and enforce its own laws. Unfortunately, this also means that even similar laws may not be completely the same from state to state. As you can imagine, this can create major problems for travelers who are not aware of these differences when they cross state lines.