Yes. You can get probation for a gun charge in Pennsylvania. Whether you are offered a deal for probation, your attorney is able to negotiate a deal for probation, or the judge decides to sentence you to a term of probation depends on the facts of your specific case. Some of these factors include whether you have other charges besides the gun, your criminal history, and any mitigation that weighs in favor of a sentence that does not require a period of incarceration. If you are looking to get probation for a gun charge in PA, it is important to hire a criminal defense lawyer that understands each of these factors.
The length of jail time you are looking at for just a gun charge depends on the section of the Uniform Firearms Act that you are charged with and whether the offense is graded as a felony or a misdemeanor.
If you have a valid license to carry issued in Philadelphia, you can drive with a loaded gun in the City of Philadelphia. If you have a valid license to carry issued outside of Philadelphia, absent a specific exception such as employment, you are not permitted to drive with a loaded gun in Philadelphia.
If you are driving with a gun in Philadelphia, you must make sure your firearm is being properly transported so that you are not charged with offenses under the Uniform Firearms Act.
Yes. So long as you are eligible to possess a firearm, you can have a gun in your house in Philadelphia. The laws in our city permit individuals to possess a firearm without a permit in their residence. If you exit your residence with your firearm and you do not have a valid license to carry, you will risk being arrested and charged with gun offenses that could result in jail time and a criminal record.
Yes. If you have a valid license to carry that is issued in Philadelphia, you may lawfully carry a concealed weapon in the City of Philadelphia and the State of Pennsylvania. If your license to carry has been revoked or you have been charged with gun possession, contact us or call (215) 712-1212 for a confidential consultation. We will discuss the facts of your case and discuss whether you may be eligible for probation for a gun charge.