Dodson v. Commonwealth
In Dodson v. Commonwealth, 23 Va. App. 286, 476 S.E.2d 512 (1996), a convicted felon paid for a firearm but returned to the store on a later date to take possession of it. See id. at 303, 476 S.E.2d at 521.
The Court found that the defendant's act of paying for the firearm constituted an attempt, because it sufficiently furthered the crime of possessing a firearm. See id. at 304, 476 S.E.2d at 521.