Harrisburg Firearms Violations Attorneys
Many people charged with Pennsylvania firearms violations are good people who never intended to break the law. Perhaps you were carrying an illegal firearm passed onto you as an inheritance or given to you by a friend. Perhaps your gun just wasn't registered properly or was missing a safety lock. Or perhaps you intended to commit the gun crime and are now looking for a way to reduce your charges.
Experienced Newport Weapons Crimes Attorneys
Whatever your circumstances, you need an experienced Newport, Harrisburg and Carlisle firearms violations lawyer on your side. At Scaringi Law, two of our criminal defense attorneys are former prosecutors with more than 50 years of experience and more than 100 trials under their collective belts. Contact us for a consultation with Marc Scaringi or Frank C. Sluzis.
Call (717) 775-7195 to Begin Your Firearm Violations Defense
Our criminal defense attorneys defend clients accused of any firearm offense under Pennsylvania laws, Title 18, Chapter 61, including:
- Possession of a firearm while committing or attempting to commit a crime (such as armed robbery or assault with a deadly weapon)
- Possession of a firearm by a felon, fugitive or person convicted of a crime of violence
- Possession of a firearm after being convicted of DUI
- Discharge of a firearm into an occupied structure
- Illegal possession of a firearm by a minor (under 18) or sale to a minor
- Possession of an illegally altered firearm
- Illegal sale or transfer of firearms
- Possession, purchase or sale of a firearm without a proper safety device
- Possession of a weapon on school property
- Possession of a firearm or other dangerous weapon in court
- Federal weapons charges
Why Do I Face Gun Charges?
Pennsylvania's gun laws are extensive and nuanced. For example, you need a license to carry a concealed weapon, but you do not need a license to possess a gun in your home or at your business. Anyone who owns or would like to own a firearm should take the time to familiarize themselves with gun laws and procedure. If you have been accused of a firearm offense, there is no better time than now to speak with an attorney about the laws and your options.
Defending Against Gun Crimes
Unfortunately, not knowing that you had a firearm on you while committing a crime — even not knowing that you were committing a crime by possessing a firearm — won't clear you if you did not have a license to carry the gun. However, there are other defenses available. For example, the police officers may have made a mistake when they searched you or seized the weapon, allowing us to suppress the evidence.
Our Carlisle, Our Newport and Harrisburg firearms violation lawyers, some of whom are former prosecutors, are able to effectively negotiate with the prosecution. We understand what they want to see in order to drop or reduce charges. We also know what it takes to exploit the weaknesses in their case and aggressively defend our clients in court.
Restoration of Firearms Rights
At our firm, attorney Marc A. Scaringi has experience helping clients restore their firearms rights. Whether you have been unable to purchase a gun or unable to obtain a conceal and carry permit, we can help you through the process of removing your disqualification and restoring your rights.
- Petitioning to expunge involuntary mental health commitments under Sections 302 and 303 of the Pennsylvania Mental Health Procedures Act.
- We've had successful outcomes and the restoration of 2nd Amendment rights in Dauphon and Cumberland Counties.
- Filing challenges to the Pennsylvania Instant Check System denial of your application to purchase a firearm ATF Form 4473 and/or your application for a Pennsylvania license to carry firearms Pennsylvania State Police Form SP 4-117.
- Filing lawsuits challenging the Constitutionality of the federal and state gun control law that deny clients, convicted of non-violent offenses, from the 2nd Amendment right to bear arms or obtain a concealed carry license.
Contact Our Harrisburg, Newport and Lebanon Weapons Crimes Lawyer
For a consultation about your best options for overcoming Pennsylvania firearms charges, contact Scaringi Law, in Harrisburg, Carlisle or Newport.