PA Gun Crimes

Disclaimer: I am not an attorney. Nothing in this content constitutes legal advice. If you are in need of legal advice on this matter, retain a licensed, competent attorney in your relevant jurisdiction.

As part of our ongoing mission, Dakota Firearms Training Academy wants visitors to this site to be the BEST trained, BEST educated law-biding gun owners. If you use your gun in the commission of a crime, below is the list of crimes generally associated with gun usage, and what prosecutors may possibly charge you with. Keep in mind that if you shoot someone in defense of yourself or others that your legal justification for doing so is not a legal “get out of jail free” card. It is not the absence of being charged. Rather it is a defense to being charged. So, if you are ever charged with one of the crimes listed below, secure the services of the best gun and/or self-defense lawyer you can, as your life may depend on it. Do not get Cousin Vinny. Do not get an ambulance chaser. Do not get a family member who will take your case pro bono unless they are experts in gun or self-defense law.

The severity of the possible punishment of the crime determines whether or not you lose your right to carry or possess firearms FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. For example, if you are found guilty of a misdemeanor and your sentence is only 6 months, but the crime for which you were found guilty carries a maximum punishment more than 2 years, you will lose your right to carry or possess firearms for the rest of your life.