Purchasing And Owning A Firearm Is A Right That Can Be Protected
When it comes to purchasing, owning or simply possessing a firearm in Pennsylvania, there are a number of gun laws in place that must be followed precisely in order to avoid criminal charges and the threat of prosecution.
The courts take gun laws incredibly seriously in our state. Even a misdemeanor charge could lead to fierce prosecution, severe penalties and serious damage to an accused person’s reputation.
During such a time, you will want a lawyer on your side who has your best interests in mind and will fight to protect your rights. That someone is attorney Patrick F. Lauer Jr.
Know Your Rights, Know The Law
Even though the Second Amendment gives us the right to bear arms, Pennsylvania law restricts the purchase of firearms if you have been convicted of certain crimes that can include, but are not limited to:
- Offenses that are accompanied by threats of violence including aggravated assault
- Organized crime offenses
- Certain sex offenses including rape
- Escaping from detention or alluding justice
- Certain felony offenses
- Third DUI conviction within a five-year period
Whether you’re trying to secure a license, permit to carry or simply wish to purchase a firearm, you should know that your criminal record could create legal issues. Furthermore, if you make a mistake on any of the paperwork you are required to fill out, you could face felony charges.
Don’t Hesitate To Protect Your Rights
An attorney knowledgeable in federal and state gun laws is invaluable when it comes time to purchase a firearm or secure a license to carry a weapon. You need someone on your side who can walk you through the paperwork and make sure you’re setting yourself up for success, not a possible felony.
We encourage you to contact our law office in Camp Hill and take advantage of our free initial consultation with a lawyer. Call or send us an email to schedule an appointment today.