Virginia Legal Defense

P.O. Box 100, Broad Run, Virginia 20137-0100;

Voice: (540) 347-2430; Fax: (540) 347-9772;

Daniel L. Hawes, Retired Attorney


I have officially changed my membership status with the Virginia State Bar from "active" to "disabled", and am therefore no longer licensed to practice law or give legal advice.

I will update this page to provide more information on good attorneys whom I feel comfortable recommending and to make educational information available.  The forms and information I provide below as PDF files are still available, as these do not constitute legal advice. 


Other Useful Information:

Letter to Law Enforcement (keep a copy in your car and one in your home)

Bill of Sale Form for transfer of firearms between residents of the same state

Formal definition of the term, "secured", as used in the Va. concealed weapons statute

Contract form for firearms instructors' use

Petition for Appeal in Henrico Co. Brandishing case

NRA Life Member

United States Concealed Carry Association


Armed Citizens' Legal Defense Foundation

Armed Citizens Network

"Fret not over evildoers, envy not the lawless; soon like the grass they fade, and wither like a green blade. Trust in the Eternal and do right; be loyal to Him within his land; make the Eternal your delight, and he will give you all your heart's desires. Leave all to Him, rely on Him, and He will see to it. He will bring your innocence to light, and make the justice of your cause clear as the noonday." -- Ps. 37:5-6 (Moffatt, trans.).

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