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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Virginia on
Q: Is it legal for a police officer to ask if I have any weapons on me when I'm carrying a concealed carry permit?

and if I'm doing nothing wrong? Am I allowed not to answer?

Brian S Szmak
Brian S Szmak
answered on Nov 17, 2020

It is absolutely legal for an Officer to ask you if you have any weapons on you.

If you have a CHP in Virginia, there is no affirmative obligation to inform an Officer that you are carrying a concealed weapon. You are obligated to provide your CHP & Photo ID if asked, though....
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Virginia on
Q: i have a hearing for a restoration of firearm rights. Id like to know what i need to expect and how i sohuld prepare.

I had a felony drug charge in 2011. I have not had any charges since. I have no violent charges. I have been employed for the last 6 years and have been a part of a long term rehabilitation clinic since 2011. I have also passed urine tests every month for the past 9 years. I have a great family and... View More

Brian S Szmak
Brian S Szmak
answered on May 5, 2020

A Virginia Court can restore your firearms rights for "good cause shown." You should be prepared to give them a reason to do so. Bring anything with you that may help make your case, and demonstrate the positive facts you mention above. For a petition like this, the opposing party is the... View More

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