With hunting season rapidly approaching, now is the time to find out if you are disqualified from possessing a firearm in Pennsylvania. If you have been convicted of a misdemeanor offense, including driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs, drug act convictions, or crimes of domestic violence, you may never be able to possess a firearm.
Section 6109 of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code lists fourteen (14) statutory basis where a person will be disqualified from possessing a firearm. The most common basis for a lifetime disqualification from possessing a firearm are convictions for DUIs, misdemeanor drug act convictions, and domestic violence offenses.
If you are deemed an individual who cannot possess a firearm, and does in fact possess one, you could be charged for violating Section 6105 of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code, which in some instances is a felony offense.
To ensure you are able to possess a firearm, please contact one our experienced criminal defense attorneys.