Firearms Appeal Lawyer Philadelphia
In today’s environment, it is important to be able to legally carry a firearm. However, if you live in Philadelphia, you will find the city to be stringent in giving a license to carry. This is because gun violence reached very high levels in the City of Philadelphia, and caused the city to take a close look at who they gave gun permits to. If you’ve been denied a gun permit, you will need to file an appeal with the city and have an experienced gun rights lawyer on your side, or the city will likely prevent you from getting your concealed carry firearms permit.
How Can the City of Philadelphia Deny My Application for Concealed Carry?
The law in Pennsylvania gives wide discretion for the city or county you reside in to deny a concealed carry permit based on the answers to the questions in the initial application, your arrest record, any protection from abuse filings against you, and any other factor that may show your mental health poses a danger.
Many people are denied on the basis that they were arrested at some point in the past. The vast majority of those denied on that basis can successfully appeal – if they have the right advocate. An attorney can either help you expunge your previous record, therefore erasing the arrest, or help you win the firearms appeal.
Those with prior Protection From Abuse (PFA) filings against them are not entitled to an Expungement of the PFA, but can appeal and show that they are not a danger to the person who filed the PFA against them, and no longer a risk to be violent. Here, once again, an attorney can help you either negotiate a resolution with the city or win outright.
Finally, if you have ever been placed in a mental institution, whether voluntarily or involuntarily, you are generally not given a concealed carry permit. However, there are ways to fight this. Hiring an experienced Firearms Appeal Lawyer can result in you retaining your Second Amendment right to carry a firearm.
Philadelphia Firearms Appeal Lawyer
The attorneys at The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. have decades of experience handling firearms appeals. If you find yourself on the short end of the barrel, and receive a denial letter from the city, contact us today for a free consultation.
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