Alicense to carry a concealed firearm is not easy to obtain inPhiladelphia.
Getting a permit to carry a gun in Philadelphia is a long process involving paperwork, interviews, criminal background
checks, and final approval by the Philadelphia police department. People
who obtain a license to carry in Philadelphia must follow some very strict
rules when carrying their gun, or face the very real possibility of having
their gun license in Philadelphia revoked.
Before the license can be revoked, the person has the right to challenge
the revocation. We see many examples of people who have a license to carry
firearms who are arrested under false pretenses. Not only do they have
to deal with the criminal aspects of the false claim, they also may have
to deal with the revocation of their gun license. That process usually
consists of the licensee receiving a letter from the Philadelphia Police
indicating their intention to revoke the license. The letter usually sets
a hearing date before the license review board.
At this hearing, the board makes the determination of whether the license
will be revoked. Having an experienced
Philadelphia criminal defense lawyer is critical in assuring a person's chance for success in retaining
that license. An experienced trial attorney will be able to direct the
board members to the appropriate law, call witnesses, and present evidence
to keep the license from being revoked. Having someone who is experienced
makes a tremendous difference in the hearing.
Timothy Tarpey and
Jim Lloyd are defense attorneys
and former Philadelphia Assistant District Attorneys with who have have handled
more than a thousand cases in which people have been charged with gun
and firearm offenses. With more than 40 years of experience, our attorneys
have extensive knowledge of how to defend these specific types cases so
that your freedom and constitutional rights are protected.
To arrange a
free consultation with an experienced attorney please contact us at (215) 352-3432.