Washington, DC asked in Criminal Law for Virginia

Q: I’m charging with a 18.2-300 and I didn’t even touch the gun the plaintive was trying to take me away from my home

I have never been in trouble before ever.

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Derek Allen Colvin
Derek Allen Colvin
  • Virginia Beach, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: Virginia law criminalizes the possession of a sawed-off shotgun under Virginia Code Section 18.2-300. In Virginia, possession can be actual or constructive. You should consult with an attorney to discuss the facts of your particular case and any defenses you may have. Its not wise to post particular facts online. Even stating "I didn't even touch the gun..." could be seen as an admission that you knew the sawed-off shotgun was present and had the ability to possess it.

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