Firearms Rights Restoration Attorney
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Wade M. McNichols Attorney at Law Helps to Restore Firearms Rights

When you need a firearms rights restoration attorney in Virginia, consult with Wade M. McNichols Attorney at Law. Our firm represents people who want to have their firearms rights restored after a felony conviction.

Virginia law allows a person with a prior felony conviction to restore their firearms rights under certain conditions. This may take place after fulfilling all probation and court obligations for the felony and restoring their other civil rights. Call Wade M. McNichols Attorney at Law today at (540) 251-3426 for a consultation on restoring your gun rights.

“How Do I Restore My Gun Rights?”

On April 22, 2016, Governor McAuliffe restored the voting rights of felons who completed all of their court obligations. Restoring your voting rights is the first step in the process. The Commonwealth of Virginia has information on how to go through that proclamation here.

Second Amendment Right to Bear Arms

“A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” – Bill of Rights, U.S. Constitution

Petition to Restore Gun Rights

After you successfully restore your voting rights, you have the right to file a petition to restore your gun rights. Petition the Circuit Court for the County or City where you live to restore your firearms rights. A lawyer experienced in these matters is helpful and probably necessary at this stage of the process. Often, the Commonwealth’s Attorney for your locality will oppose the restoration. You may have to convince the Court that run rights restoration is appropriate.

Court Considerations in Restoring Firearms Rights

The Court has broad discretion to grant or deny the restoration of rights. In our experience, courts are likely to grant restoration if you can prove that you:

  • have had no criminal convictions for a long period of time,
  • are a stable and even-tempered person,
  • and are a contributing member of society.

The Court may also consider whether previous convictions involved firearms or violence was involved in the previous convictions. All of these considerations are part of restoring your firearms rights.


Consult with Wade M. McNichols Attorney at Law to uphold your civil rights in Virginia. Our firm can help with criminal defense for DUI/traffic matters, family law, drug crimes, or juvenile charges.

We serve residents of Blacksburg, Radford, and Montgomery, Pulaski, Floyd, Wythe, Giles, and Bland counties. Visit our blog to read more about important legal topics. Contact Wade M. McNichols Attorney at Law when you need a firearms rights restoration attorney in Virginia.