Brian S Szmak

Brian S Szmak

Criminal Defense Attorney in Northern Virginia
  • Criminal Law
  • Virginia
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Brian is originally from central New Jersey. He moved to the DMV area in 2014 for law school, intending to move to Virginia to practice. He became a licensed Virginia attorney in 2017 after graduating law school, and moved into the Commonwealth shortly thereafter. Brian’s law school experience includes work in a non-profit advocacy organization, a public interest law firm, the United States Federal Election Commission, and the United States Senate Judiciary Committee.
State Admission


Saint Joseph’s University, B.A.
The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D. cum laude

Practice Area
  • Criminal Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Virginia State Bar
ID Number: 92555
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The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
J.D. (2017)
Honors: Dean's List Graduated With Honors
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Professional Associations
Virginia State Bar  # 92555
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Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered

Q. i have a hearing for a restoration of firearm rights. Id like to know what i need to expect and how i sohuld prepare.
A: A Virginia Court can restore your firearms rights for "good cause shown." You should be prepared to give them a reason to do so. Bring anything with you that may help make your case, and demonstrate the positive facts you mention above. For a petition like this, the opposing party is the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Commonwealth's Attorney's office should file an Answer in response to your petition. This should let you know if they either have no objection (great!), or if they do object, why. Be wary of any order/ruling that does anything than fully restore your firearms right (like, say, only long guns for the purpose of hunting), as technically the Court does not have authority to that- it can either grant or deny the petition, and can't get creative. And, as always, if you're going to be in a Courtroom, its better to have an Attorney than not.
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Contact & Map
Law Office of Samuel C. Moore
526 King St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Telephone: (703) 535-7809