If you have been charged with a gun or weapon-related offense, it is very important that you take the time to speak with a qualified defense lawyer as soon as possible. Weapon crimes are often charged in conjunction with other offenses such as assault, battery,
theft crimes or
drug crimes. When a weapon is involved with another charge, then the penalties are likely to increase. No matter what the circumstances of your case include, I recommend that you contact me as soon as possible so that I can help protect you and your rights.
Weapons and Repercussions
Under the state law there are various prohibited offensive weapons that can lead to legal trouble for those found with them in their possession or use. Weapons crimes can involve firearms as well as other weapons such as knives or clubs. They can also involve "everyday" items such as kitchen knives, beer bottles, pipes, broomsticks, frying pans or anything else that could be used as a weapon. If you are convicted of a weapon-related crime, you could face the following punishments:
- Jail time or prison time
- Community service
It is very important that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney to help protect your legal rights. I have over 10 years of experience as a Philadelphia criminal defense attorney and I have another 12 years' experience as a deputy sheriff. This combination of invaluable experience allows me to view your criminal case from both sides which can result in a better and more comprehensive defense. I have an edge in the cases I choose to take on because I am able to see the "other side." I know how to protect your rights in criminal cases and I will do everything I can to help ensure that you have the best chance at success.