PERSONS NOT TO POSSESS GUNS & FIREARMS VIOLATIONS - FELONY CRIME IN PENNSYLVANIA
If you are charged as a Person Not to Possess Firearms, you already have a serious criminal record, likely involving past felony convictions. If you have found this site, you may be the family member of a person who is charged with this offense, awaiting their preliminary hearing or trial behind bars.
PERSON NOT TO POSSESS OFFENSE GRADING AND DEFINITION
The offense of Persons Not to Possess is found at Title 18 Section 6105 of the Uniform Firearms Act. Under this section, a person can be charged as a person not to possess if:
- They have a conviction for an enumerated offense, which is a specific offense set out in the Uniform Firearms Act and
- The person possesses, uses, controls, sells, transfers, manufactures a firearm, or obtains a license to do the same.
This offense is graded as a 2nd-degree felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison. If convicted, most individuals charged with this offense will face state prison time in the standard range of their sentencing guidelines.
WHAT MAKES SOMEONE A PERSON NOT TO POSSESS FIREARMS?
There are many types of criminal convictions which will make someone a Person Not to Possess Firearms, which include: felony drug offenses, most sexual crimes, robbery, burglary, possessing prohibited offensive weapons, witness intimidation and retaliation, or having multiple theft related convictions.
HOW THE ZUCKERMAN LAW FIRM CAN HELP
Attorney Dave Zuckerman of the Zuckerman Law Firm has extensive trial experience in prosecuting and defending all types of firearms related offenses. If you or a loved one are charged with being a Person Not to Possess, there are ways to defend against the charges, which may include:
- Filing Pre-Trial Motions to Suppress Evidence;
- Exploiting the lack of DNA and Fingerprint Evidence and Analysis;
- Establishing that the gun was under the control or ownership of another person.
If you are charged as a Person Not to Possess Guns or Firearms, call former gun crimes prosecutor Dave Zuckerman of the Zuckerman Law Firm today at 412-447-5580 for a free telephone consultation.