Illegal Gun and Firearms Crimes
Our law firm represents individuals charged with illegal gun and firearm offenses. Clients sometimes ask if a mistake of law is applicable to their situation.
A permit to possess is not a permit to carry in New Jersey. Pennsylvania doesnt restrict the type of firearm but it does limit who may possess a firearm
A permit to purchase a handgun is valid for 90 days and only one handgun can be purchased within a 30 day period.
Unlike New Jersey, Pennsylvania does not limit the type of weapon which a person may possess. The Commonwealth however does limit who may possess firearms.
Courts can deviate from sentencing guidelines and are only required to provide reasoning for the deviation.
In those cases where the prosecution attempts to meet its burden of proof through constructive possession, gunshot residue (GSR) can play a critical part
In New Jersey it is illegal to even own a firearm without a firearm purchaser identification card or a permit to purchase a handgun.