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Pittsburgh Weapons Charges Lawyer Criminal Defense for Weapons Charges

In Pennsylvania, the police, the prosecutors and the courts take weapons charges very seriously. People arrested on weapons charges will face mandatory minimum prison sentences if convicted. This means that if you are convicted of possessing a gun in violation of the law, or of committing a crime with a gun — you are looking at incarceration.

To protect your freedom and your constitutional rights, it is critically important to seek early legal advice if you are arrested on any type of weapons charges.

Experienced Criminal Defense: Farrell Weaver & Okun, Attorneys at Law

The downtown Pittsburgh criminal defense law firm of Farrell Weaver & Okun, Attorneys at Law, defends individuals from throughout Western Pennsylvania arrested on illegal weapons charges.

With decades of criminal law experience, our attorneys understand the complex laws regarding illegal possession of a weapon, as well as the various ways in which possession of a gun or other weapon can be used to increase the prison sentence for other crimes.

We provide criminal defense services on the full range of criminal weapons charges:

  • Felon in possession of a weapon
  • Possession of a firearm without a license
  • Person not to possess
  • Commission of a crime with a weapon

The crime of possession of a firearm without a license is generally a misdemeanor crime. However, an unlicensed person caught with a gun while committing another crime — like drug possession — is looking at felony charges and a mandatory prison sentence if convicted.

Also if you possess a firearm without a license, it is generally a misdemeanor. But if you are committing another crime – like possession of crack cocaine – that kicks that up to a felony.

The police, the prosecution & the judges in PA are totally opposed to anyone in violation of a gun offense. So if you have a gun in violation of law, or commit a crime with a gun, you are looking at incarceration.

In western PA, we love our second amendment and we love our guns, but at the same time we believe the problem with guns are the people who aren’t supposed to have them — the answer is to get rid of those people.

Get Early Legal Advice on Weapons Charges: Contact Farrell Weaver & Okun

Farrell Weaver & Okun offers a free and confidential initial consultation to all new potential clients. To schedule an appointment with one of our lawyers, call us at (412) 201-5159, or send an e-mail.

Our offices are in downtown Pittsburgh, one block from the Allegheny County Courthouse, near the First Avenue T stop. Ample parking lots are located in the area.

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