Reckless Handling Firearm Virginia Laws Penalty 18.2-56.1 Arlington

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Reckless Handling Firearm Virginia Laws Penalty 18.2-56.1 Arlington
Reckless Handling Firearm Virginia Laws Penalty 18.2-56.1 Arlington

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18.2-56.1. Reckless handling of firearms; reckless handling while hunting

A. It shall be unlawful for any person to handle recklessly any firearm so as to endanger the life, limb or property of any person. Any person violating this section shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.

B. If this section is violated while the person is engaged in hunting, trapping or pursuing game, the trial judge may, in addition to the penalty imposed by the jury or the court trying the case without a jury, revoke such person’s hunting or trapping license and privileges to hunt or trap while possessing a firearm for a period of one to five years.

C. Upon a revocation pursuant to subsection B hereof, the clerk of the court in which the case is tried pursuant to this section shall forthwith send to the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (i) such person’s revoked hunting or trapping license or notice that such person’s privilege to hunt or trap while in possession of a firearm has been revoked and (ii) a notice of the length of revocation imposed. The Department shall keep a list which shall be furnished upon request to any law-enforcement officer, the attorney for the Commonwealth or court in this Commonwealth, and such list shall contain the names and addresses of all persons whose license or privilege to hunt or trap while in possession of a firearm has been revoked and the court which took such action.

D. If any person whose license to hunt and trap, or whose privilege to hunt and trap while in possession of a firearm, has been revoked pursuant to this section, thereafter hunts or traps while in possession of a firearm, he shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor, and, in addition to any penalty imposed by the jury or the court trying the case without a jury, the trial judge may revoke such person’s hunting or trapping license and privileges to hunt or trap while in possession of a firearm for a period of one year to life. The clerk of the court shall notify the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries as is provided in subsection C herein

Statute

Description

Penalty

Virginia Code 18.2-56.1.(A) It shall be unlawful for any person to handle recklessly any firearm so as to endanger the life, limb or property of any person. Shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.
Virginia Code 18.2-56.1.(B) Violation of this section while the person is engaged in hunting, trapping or pursuing game. In addition to the penalty imposed there may be revocation of such person’s hunting or trapping license and privileges to hunt or trap while possessing a firearm for a period of one to five years.
Virginia Code 18.2-56.1.(C) Upon a revocation pursuant to subsection B, the court’s shall send to the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

  1. Such person’s revoked hunting or trapping license or notice that such person’s privilege to hunt or trap while in possession of a firearm has been revoked and
  2. A notice of the length of revocation imposed.

The Department shall keep a list containing the names and addresses of all persons whose license or privilege has been revoked and the list shall be furnished upon request to any law-enforcement officer.

 

Virginia Code 18.2-56.1.(D) If any person whose license to hunt and trap, or whose privilege to hunt and trap while in possession of a firearm, has been revoked pursuant to this section, thereafter hunts or traps while in possession of a firearm, Guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor, and, in addition to any penalty imposed the trial judge may revoke such person’s hunting or trapping license and privileges to hunt or trap while in possession of a firearm for a period of one year to life.
The clerk of the court shall notify the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries as is provided in subsection C herein

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