In the United States, every citizen has the right to bear arms. In Pennsylvania however, a person's right to possess a firearm is not absolute and is heavily regulated. There are various PA gun laws that restrict who can possess a gun and how it can be possessed. For example, people with certain prior criminal convictions or juvenile adjudications are prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm. If such a person is found in possession of a gun, they will be charged with a misdemeanor or felony offense, depending upon the prior conviction that made them a "person not to possess." Also, a person cannot carry a concealed firearm in Pennsylvania unless they have a valid license to do so. If someone is caught carrying a concealed gun on their person or in their vehicle without a valid license, they will be charged with a misdemeanor or felony offense, again depending upon their criminal history.

Needless to say, a violation of any PA gun law can lead to serious consequences, including jail or prison time and a hefty fine. At Bishop Law, we have the experience and expertise you need to fight your gun charges and get your case dismissed. Call or text (412) 589-9422 today for a free consultation with a skilled Pittsburgh Firearm Attorney.

We have successfully litigated cases involving the following gun/weapon charges:

  • Carrying a Firearm without a License
  • Persons Not to Possess a Firearm
  • Possessing a Firearm with an Altered Manufacturer's Number
  • Firearm Theft
  • Prohibited Offensive Weapon
  • Making Repairs/Selling Offensive Weapons
  • Possessing an Instrument of Crime
  • Weapon on School Property

Whether you've been charged with possessing a gun found on your person, in your house, in your car, or simply in your general vicinity (under the legal theory of "constructive possession"), we at Bishop Law are prepared to ferociously defend your rights and fight your case. In many firearm cases, the Commonwealth's evidence can be very shaky, lacking forensic evidence and failing to establish any clear link between the gun and the person charged. For that reason, if you've been charged with a gun crime in Western Pennsylvania, you need to speak to an experienced Pittsburgh Firearm Lawyer from Bishop Law immediately to begin building your defense.

Our only goal is to have your gun charges or weapons violation dismissed!