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Possession of a Prohibited Weapon in Pennsylvania

Most people are aware of the numerous laws regarding guns, but not as familiar with laws concerning other types of weapons. Unfortunately, even if you were unaware that you were in possession of a prohibited weapon, the penalties upon a conviction can be severe.

If you are found guilty of being in possession of a prohibited weapon, you face very serious criminal consequences that include jail time, heavy fines and a permanent mark on your criminal record.

The legal consequences are only the beginning. The real life consequences can be far worse – keeping you from obtaining a job, getting approved for housing or a loan, and admission into schools.

Call Attorney David J. Shrager today. He is personally available via his cell phone 24/7 and will give you a free initial legal consultationYou can call or text him anytime at 412-969-2540.

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A WEAPONS CHARGE DOES NOT
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Don’t be scared; be prepared!

At Shrager Defense Attorneys we understand that good people make mistakes and that some charges are unwarranted and should be dropped. We are here to help you understand the legal system and the charges you face as well as the options you have under the law.

Every weapons charge is worth fighting — it is possible to have criminal charges dropped or a heavy sentence greatly reduced.

WHAT ARE OFFENSIVE AND PROHIBITED WEAPONS IN PENNSYLVANIA?

There are a number of weapons that are considered offensive under Pennsylvania law. Simply put, they are weapons that are made to implement serious bodily injury and serve no common lawful purpose.

Weapons that are considered offensive and are prohibited include:

  • Bombs;
  • Grenades;
  • Machine guns;
  • Sawed-off Shotgun with a barrel shorter than 18 inches;
  • Firearm made or specially adapted for concealment or silent discharge;
  • Blackjack;
  • Sandbag;
  • Metal Knuckles;
  • Dagger, Knife, Razor or Cutting Instrument, the blade of which is exposed in an automatic way by switch, push-button, spring mechanism, or the like);
  • Stun Gun or Baton;
  • Taser or other electronic weapon.

PUNISHMENT FOR POSSESSION OF A PROHIBITED WEAPON

Under PA law Title 18 908, it is illegal to make, repair, sell or otherwise deal in, use, or possess any offensive weapon. If you violate the law and are charged, you face a first degree misdemeanor.

The penalties for a first degree misdemeanor in Pennsylvania include:

  • Up to five years in prison, and;
  • Up to $10,000 in fines, and;
  • A misdemeanor on your permanent record.

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A WEAPONS CHARGE DOES NOT
ALWAYS MEAN THAT YOU WILL BE CONVICTED.

CALL OR TEXT DAVID J. SHRAGER TODAY FOR A
FREE LEGAL CONSULTATION: 412-969-2540.
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AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES TO POSSESSION OF PROHIBITED WEAPONS

Pennsylvania has sited specific exceptions to the prohibited weapons law. If one of the exceptions applies to your case, and you can prove it by preponderance of the evidence, the charges against you can be dropped entirely.

The following are exceptions to the prohibited weapons law include:

  1. The weapon is possessed as a collector’s item;
  2. The weapon is used for dramatic performances;
  3. The weapon is not actually a bomb or incendiary device and complies with the National Firearms Act;
  4. The weapon was possessed briefly after having found it, or taken it from an aggressor, and can show that it was not going to be used unlawfully;
  5. The weapon is in the possession of law enforcement trained in the use of blackjacks.

Having a knowledgeable and experienced weapons defense attorney can be invaluable in helping protect your rights and craft the best possible defense to your charges. Attorney Shrager will attack your weapons charge and work tirelessly to have your charges reduced or dropped entirely.

Protect your future.

A prohibited weapons charge is a serious threat to your future. Attorney Shrager can help you attack the charges brought against you and build a strong defense to protect your future.

Our Pittsburgh Criminal Attorneys have been winning weapons-related cases for years and have the experience and resources to use every strategy available in order to try to have your charges reduced or dropped.

What Shrager Defense Attorneys Can Do For You

We will examine your case closely and seek out details that may make all the difference in getting a positive outcome for your case. We work to find weaknesses in the prosecution and will aggressively fight your charges.

We are dedicated to our clients and treat them with respect and dignity. We will work closely with you to help you understand your situation and your options and we are always available to answer your questions and address your concerns.

If you or a family member have been arrested or charged with a drug crime call Shrager Defense Attorneys today.

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A WEAPONS CHARGE DOES NOT
ALWAYS MEAN THAT YOU WILL BE CONVICTED.

CALL OR TEXT DAVID J. SHRAGER TODAY FOR A
FREE LEGAL CONSULTATION: 412-969-2540.
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Shrager Defense Attorneys in Pittsburgh, PA will attack your criminal charges in order to protect your good name. Have a sound and solid case prepared by David J. Shrager and his legal team so they can fight for your rights.