Fight Weapons Charges with Your Philadelphia Criminal Defense Team
In federal and Pennsylvania courts, weapons charges are not to be taken lightly as they can result in severe prison sentences, exorbitant fines, and loss of the right to carry a firearm. Our experienced team of criminal defense lawyers is well-versed in federal and Pennsylvania gun laws and has experienced tremendous success defending clients against various weapons charges.
There are a multitude of regulations and restrictions regarding the legal possession of a weapon. For example, convicted felons are not allowed to possess or be in the vicinity of a firearm in most jurisdictions. If a felon is charged with being in possession of a firearm or other weapon, he or she may face imprisonment. Unlawfully possessing a firearm without a license, illegal discharge of a firearm, and carrying a licensed firearm in the vicinity of a school is also illegal and punishable by law enforcement.
If you have been charged with a weapons-related offense, our skilled and experienced Philadelphia criminal defense attorneys can formulate a number of legal defense arguments on your behalf. The 4th amendment protects anyone in the U.S. from illegal search and seizure.
As experienced litigators well-versed in every aspect of state and federal gun laws, our first goal typically involves the suppression of evidence stemming from an illegal search and seizure. If the court does not accept a motion to suppress evidence, we are often able to negotiate a plea agreement with the prosecution to substantially reduce the charges if you are guilty of the offense beyond the shadow of a doubt. However, our experienced weapons attorneys may be able create reasonable doubt that you did not intentionally or knowingly have a weapon in your possession.
Due to the seriousness of a weapons violation, it is critical to gain as much knowledge on the subject as possible in order to fully understand the severe legal implications associated with a weapons charge. We understand that facing a weapons charge can be quite stressful, so our diligent criminal defense lawyers will provide you with a case evaluation to answer any questions you may have and support you throughout this stressful time. We know the outcome of a case largely depends on the facts. Therefore, we are here to diligently listen to your side of the story to determine the facts and address your concerns.
While illegally possessing a weapon can be a crime in and of itself, it is commonly added along with other crimes, such as aggravated robbery and aggravated assault, in order to serve as a sentence enhancement. Often, individuals in Pennsylvania who are convicted of possessing a firearm during a robbery, drug offense, or any violent felony face sentences of at least five years in prison.
Contact an Experienced Philadelphia Criminal Defense Team
With decades of experience dealing with virtually every imaginable weapons charge in both Pennsylvania and federal courts, our experienced attorneys have the knowledge and expertise needed to defend your case. We handle a wide-range of weapons-related cases, including:
- Possession of a stolen weapon or firearm
- Illegal discharge of a firearm
- Carrying a concealed weapon or firearm
- Armed robbery
- Drug-related weapons charges
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Weapons or firearm charges related to the Patriot Act
- Possession of a weapon or firearm by a felon
As respected Philadelphia criminal lawyers, we have in-depth knowledge of the prosecution process for weapons charges, including evidence recovery, ballistic testing, ballistic comparison, and firearm or weapons characteristics. Our highly-skilled defense team provides an unparalleled level of expertise in ballistics evidence and defending clients facing weapons charges, significantly increasing the likelihood of a successful trial.
Whether you are facing a weapons charge in Pennsylvania or federal court, contact us today for a confidential consultation. The more time we have to review the facts of your case, the more time we will have to construct a strong legal defense. Time is of the essence, so pick up the phone and call us today at (215) 454-6680