Glen Allen, VA asked in Criminal Law for Virginia

Q: If I was charged with a assault misdemeanor 18.2-57. Does that make me non eligible to posses or buy a firearm?

This happened in 2012

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Paula Hough
Paula Hough
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Richmond, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: If you were merely charged, there should be no issue. If you were CONVICTED of simple assault, you should also be fine to purchase/possess a firearm. HOWEVER, if the charge was a domestic assault / assault on family member, then you are federally prohibited.

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