Gun Crimes

High-profile shootings in our state and around the country have intensified the focus on gun crimes and gun control. As elsewhere, law enforcement agencies in Virginia are cracking down on firearm offenses and even scrutinizing gun permits.

At Boyce, Leahy & Francescon, Lawyers, we understand the serious consequences of gun charges, from your freedom and your criminal record to your right to own firearms in the future. One of our criminal defense attorneys has a background in law enforcement, which helps us safeguard your rights and skillfully counter criminal allegations.

Our Manassas law firm serves Prince William County and all surrounding jurisdictions of Northern Virginia. Contact us today for a confidential consultation (free for criminal and personal injury cases only).

Woodbridge Lawyers For Firearm Possession
Cases And Other Weapon Offenses In Virginia

We defend clients on all misdemeanor and felony gun crimes, state or federal charges, including:

  • Felon in possession of a firearm
  • Possessing an illegal or stolen gun
  • False information to obtain a firearm or concealed permit
  • Carrying a concealed weapon without a permit
  • Brandishing a weapon
  • Reckless use of a firearm
  • Shooting into a car or building

In addition to stand-alone gun charges, we commonly represent clients who are facing weapon enhancements involving other crimes. For example, possession of a knife or gun in connection with a burglary, assault or drug transaction can add years of mandatory prison time. Our legal team vigorously confronts the validity of the weapon charge as well as the underlying offense.

Defending Your Liberty And The Constitution

Criminal defense lawyer William Boyce is a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment. He is a gun owner and National Rifle Association (NRA) member who believes that the right to bear arms must not be infringed upon. Mr. Boyce is also a former police officer and former prosecutor who understands law enforcement procedure. Our legal team holds law enforcement accountable for constitutional violations or questionable tactics in gun crime investigations, including traffic stops, vehicle searches, search warrants and arrests. We also have the knowledge and resources to challenge forensic evidence in gun crimes, from fingerprints to ballistics. Can the government tie our client to the gun or prove criminal intent?

At the law firm of Boyce, Leahy & Francescon, Lawyers, we use our lead attorney's firsthand knowledge of how crimes are investigated and charged to full advantage — from dismissal of charges or exclusion of evidence to plea negotiations or representation at trial. We will not allow our clients' rights to due process to be trampled in the zeal over gun violence.

Contact us today to arrange a confidential consultation (free for criminal and personal injury cases only) with our Manassas gun crime lawyers.