Philadelphia Weapons Charge Attorney
Charged with a Weapons Offense in Pennsylvania?
As a U.S. Citizen you have certain a right to bear arms; however, the government does place limitations on weapon possession and use in order to maintain public safety. There are certain laws in the state of Pennsylvania related to firearms.
If you have been charged with violating any of the state’s laws related to weapons, you could be facing serious penalties and a mark on your criminal record. It is important that you retain the services of a qualified and aggressive Philadelphia weapons offense lawyer to protect your rights throughout the duration of your case.
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Types of Weapons Charges in Pennsylvania
No matter the severity of your weapons or firearms offense, know that our heavyweight trial attorneys have over 40 years of experience defending the rights of individuals throughout Philadelphia. Below we have laid out some of the most common types of offenses along with their corresponding penalties.
Possession of a Firearm Prohibited: You are unable to possess a firearm of any kind if you have been previously convicted of a felony crime. This could include murder, kidnapping, arson, burglary, aggravated assault, and other related offenses. Undocumented immigrants and those dishonorably discharged from the military are also unable to possess weapons of any kind. If you are caught possessing a weapon, you could face felony charges.
Carrying a Firearm with No License: Unless you have a valid concealed carry license, it is considered a felony to carry your firearm in your car or on your person outside of your home or business.
Possession of Criminal Instruments: Using any form of a dangerous weapon or even items of body armor with the purpose of performing a criminal action, you could be looking at up to five years in prison.
Possessing a Weapon on School Property: If you are found with a dangerous weapon or firearm on the campus of a school, you could be charged with a second-degree felony. Penalties could include up to 10 years in prison.
Serious charges also exist for selling offensive weapons, altering a firearm, or making repairs to dangerous weapons with no common lawful purpose. Have a fierce advocate on your side if you have been arrested for any type of weapons charge in Philadelphia.
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Getting the Defense You Need in Philadelphia
Unfortunately, Pennsylvania is a state with an extremely high rate of gun violence so the laws regarding weapons are extremely strict. This also means that law enforcement is on high alert when it comes to gun-related crimes, which could easily get you wrongly accused due to hyperawareness.
Let our accomplished criminal defense attorneys come to your aid and advocate on your behalf. We can investigate every aspect of your weapons charges, looking to see if your rights have been violated in any way. With experience as former prosecutors, we understand how both sides of the courtroom operate.
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