Philadelphia Federal Weapons Defense Attorney
Assault With a Deadly Weapon & Other Federal Firearms Charges
An experienced Philadelphia federal weapons defense attorney for defense against any weapons charge or weapons violation in conjunction with a federal crime
A weapons charge is always serious. It only becomes more serious when it is compounded with a violent crime, a drug charge or some other modifying factor that makes it a federal offense. If you have been arrested on a federal gun charge it is important to act quickly and to speak with an experienced Philadelphia Federal Firearms Charge Attorney about your legal rights and defense options.
Many federal crimes carry huge consequences or minimum sentences. In addition, a weapons charge in conjunction with another federal crime will likely mean mandatory jail time if you are convicted. The charge can also mean a substantial time will be added to your sentence, even if the weapon is properly registered.
The list of federal weapons charges often gets confused with those prosecuted at the state level. While simple illegal possession of a weapon is not a federal crime, a Philadelphia Federal Firearms Charge Attorney has the legal knowledge and experience to best defend those charged.
The following list contains all charges that are considered federal weapon offenses:
- Use of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime
- Use of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence
- Possession of illegal or prohibited weapons (Weapons of a certain firepower or capability)
- Unlawful sale or purchase of firearms
- Felon-in-possession violations
- Possession of explosive devices or body armor
- Bank robbery
Like most federal crimes, these weapons charges all carry mandatory minimum sentences. These sentences range from five years in jail to life in prison. These are extremely hard to mitigate, and can be very damaging to a person. An Unprofessional or inferior Philadelphia Federal Firearms Charge Attorney will often say that there is no defense in these cases.
Defend Your Freedom with a Philadelphia Federal Firearms Charge Attorney with Extensive Experience
However, at the law offices of Peter J. Scuderi, we will fight passionately and tirelessly for any client. We are familiar with the federal laws concerning firearms. As well, we have extensive trial experience and resources to draw from and have handled various federal criminal offenses involving firearms.
If you or a loved one is facing federal weapons charges, contact a Philadelphia Federal Firearms Charge Attorney you can rely on. Contact the law offices of Peter J. Scuderi to begin a solid defense.
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Peter J. Scuderi is an attorney in Philadelphia specializing in criminal defense. Mr. Scuderi also serves Montgomery, Bucks, Delaware, and Chester Counties in addition to serving those in Philadelphia County. He is among the best lawyers in Pennsylvania, committed to assisting clients who need high quality legal representation.
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