Firearms Violations

In Pennsylvania, any firearms offense is considered a top priority for prosecutors and lawmakers.

Gun crime charges carry significant penalties and the very real possibility of prison time. If you are being investigated or have been charged with a gun crime, you will need a dedicated and qualified attorney who will zealously defend your rights.

The criminal defense lawyers of PGHLAW have provided aggressive defense for thousands of people throughout Western Pennsylvania. Let us stand by your side as we launch a thorough and independent investigation into the facts & underlying circumstances of the charges against you. We’ll evaluate the evidence for weaknesses in the prosecution’s case and relentlessly fight for your freedom.

Pennsylvania Firearm Possession Laws

You cannot legally possess a firearm in Pennsylvania if you…

  1. have been convicted by a crime punishable by imprisonment exceeding one year; this includes convictions for DUI;
  2. are a fugitive from justice;
  3. are an unlawful user of or are addicted to a controlled substance;
  4. have been adjudicated as a mental defective or have been admitted to a mental institution;
  5. are an alien who is unlawfully in the United States or who has been admitted to the United States under a non-immigrant visa;
  6. have been discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions;
  7. having been a citizen of the United States. renounce your citizenship;
  8. are subject to a court order that was issued after a hearing in which you participated, which order restrains you from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner or partner’s child, and which order includes a finding that you are a credible threat to such partner or partner’s child, or by its terms prohibits the use, attempted use or threatened use of such force against such partner or partner’s child;
  9. have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.


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