Firearms Charges - The Basics

Many people charged with Pennsylvania firearms violations are good people who never intended to break the law. Perhaps you were carrying an illegal firearm passed onto you as an inheritance or given to you by a friend. Perhaps your gun just wasn't registered properly or was missing a safety lock. Or perhaps you intended to commit the gun crime and are now looking for a way to reduce your charges.

Whatever your circumstances, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney. The Law Office of Kevin Mark Wray defends clients accused of any firearm offense under Pennsylvania laws, Title 18, Chapter 61, including:

  • Possession of a firearm while committing or attempting to commit a crime (such as armed robbery or assault with a deadly weapon)
  • Possession of a firearm by a felon, fugitive or person convicted of a crime of violence
  • Possession of a firearm after being convicted of DUI
  • Discharge of a firearm into an occupied structure
  • Illegal possession of a firearm by a minor (under 18) or sale to a minor
  • Possession of an illegally altered firearm
  • Illegal sale or transfer of firearms
  • Possession, purchase or sale of a firearm without a proper safety device
  • Possession of a weapon on school property
  • Possession of a firearm or other dangerous weapon in court
  • Federal weapons charges

Why Am I Facing Gun Charges?

Pennsylvania's gun laws are extensive and nuanced. For example, you need a license to carry a concealed weapon, but you do not need a license to possess a gun in your home or at your business. Anyone who owns or would like to own a firearm should take the time to familiarize themselves with gun laws and procedure. If you have been accused of a firearm offense, there is no better time than now to speak with an attorney about the laws and your options.

Defending Against Gun Crimes

Unfortunately, not knowing that you had a firearm on you while committing a crime — even not knowing that you were committing a crime by possessing a firearm — won't clear you if you did not have a license to carry the gun. However, there are other defenses available. For example, the police officers may have made a mistake when they searched you or seized the weapon, allowing us to suppress the evidence.

Criminal Defense Attorney Kevin Mark Wray is a tough and effective negotiator and understands what prosecutors want to see in order to drop or reduce charges. Kevin Wray also knows what it takes to exploit the weaknesses in the prosection’s case and aggressively defends his clients in court.

Restoration of Firearms Rights

At the Law Office of Kevin Mark Wray can help clients restore their firearms rights. Whether you have been unable to purchase a gun or unable to obtain a conceal and carry permit, Criminal Defense Attorney Kevin Mark Wray can help you through the process of removing your disqualification and restoring your rights.

Contact the Law Firm of Kevin Mark Wray for firearms charges in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties

For a free consultation about your best options for overcoming Pennsylvania firearms charges, contact the Law Office of Kevin Mark Wray.

Law Office of Kevin Mark Wray
200 West Front Street
Media, PA 19063

(610) 800-5487 (mobile)
(610) 810-2999 (office)
(610) 566-1002 (fax)

This web posting is for general information and does not contain a full legal analysis of the matters presented. It should not be construed as legal advice or relied upon as legal opinion on any specific facts or circumstances. The invitation to contact Kevin M. Wray, Esquire is not a solicitation to provide professional services and should not be construed as an availability to perform legal services in any jurisdiction in which Kevin Wray is not licensed to practice.