As a Pennsylvanian resident and a gun owner, you know that practicing gun safety is the key to avoiding injuries, incidents and breaking the law. However, some may argue that accidents can happen regardless of your intentions. What should you know about accidental firearm discharge? Can you still get in trouble for misfires? Is an accidental discharge considered negligence?
In Pennsylvania, there are certain laws in effect regarding the purchase, selling, handling and possession of firearms. Due to their dangerous nature, if you break these laws, you could face serious consequences. Today, Marros Law Office examines one such potential offense: straw purchases.
Pennsylvanian residents, like others across the country, have the right to bear arms. But what are your rights if your firearm is accidentally discharged? What happens if you unintentionally injure someone with a weapon you legally possess?
In Pennsylvania, there are laws that make it so anyone who commits certain crimes will have their ability to wield firearms taken away. Marros Law Office understands that your gun rights are important and will work with you to see what can be done about restoring them.
Simply owning a weapon does not mean that you intend to use it in a crime. However, if the state charged you with a violent crime, a robbery or a drug infraction while in possession of a gun, prosecutors would likely try to enhance your charges and extend your sentence by adding on special Pennsylvania deadly weapon enhancements.
In Pennsylvania, there are laws in place that specifically deal with people who are either complicit in crimes, or are active or passive accomplices when a crime is taking place. If you are facing charges of being complicit in a crime or an accomplice to another person, this information may be useful to you.
Pennsylvania residents who own firearms may wonder what their rights are when it comes to self-defense. Many states have stand your ground laws and Pennsylvania is one of the places where people can legally defend themselves.
Pennsylvania is a state with many strict gun control laws. This means that you could find your gun rights being endangered over things you may not have known would affect them at all. Marros Law Office is here to help if you find yourself facing gun-related accusations and charges.
In Pennsylvania, there are laws that make it possible to face additional charges if a weapon is on site while a crime is being committed, even if that weapon is not used. But how does this affect your possible sentence?
When people consider weapons crimes, they may initially think of offenses with a firearm. Knives may also be involved in a weapons crime, though, and it is important to understand what Pennsylvania laws say about knives.