Firearms/Weapons Possessions

Pennsylvania weapons possession charges need to be taken very seriously. If convicted for possession of weapons or firearms, you could receive a long jail sentence. For example, conviction in Pennsylvania for possession of a machine gun, a handgun without a permit, a rifle without a firearms identification card (FID), or a loaded rifle or shotgun can lead to a maximum sentence of five years in prison.

If you are under investigation for a gun law violation or weapons charge, you will need to consult a criminal defense lawyer right away. We can help. At Gallant & Parlow, P.C. we will immediately begin to investigate your case and work diligently to try to minimize the impact of these serious charges.

Defining Weapons

A weapon is not limited to a gun or a knife. Anything that is used to threaten or harm someone can be considered a weapon. The wide range of possible weapons requires you to have an attorney with experience in handling multiple weapons-related criminal cases. Gallant & Parlow works closely with each client to learn the facts and build the best possible defense.

We protect the rights of individuals throughout Philadelphia, Bucks County and Montgomery County in Pennsylvania who have been accused of a variety of weapons crimes. We can help with such offenses as:

  • Illegal sale of weapons
  • Possession of unlawful or stolen weapons
  • Unlawful discharge of a weapon
  • Possession of a concealed weapon
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Weapons used in self defense
  • Concealed carry
  • Types of Assault Weapons

Defense Strategies

There are times when you need a weapon to defend yourself and others from an attack or abuse. We will investigate your side of the story and review the arrest report to determine the details of the case. You may have found yourself in danger and took reasonable actions to ensure you were protected.

The investigation of your assault weapons case will also require knowing how the police found the weapon. As in any other case, the police must make a legal search and seizure without violating your rights. If your rights were violated, we will move to suppress the evidence that the police discovered illegally.

Contact Us

To arrange a free confidential consultation with an experienced weapons defense lawyer and to receive specific legal advice on how our firm would defend you in your drug crime case, please call us for a free, no obligation criminal defense legal consultation. All calls are strictly confidential. Please call us at (215) 568-2900.


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