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Lee Ciccarelli

Lee Ciccarelli

Lee Ciccarelli is the founder and managing partner of Ciccarelli Law Offices with over two decades experience as a practicing attorney.

Joshua Tebay

Joshua Tebay

Joshua Tebay is an experienced attorney and former prosecutor licensed to practice in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Michael E. Houghton

Michael E. Houghton

Michael E. Houghton brings both passion and enthusiasm to criminal defense through his extensive knowledge and experience.

Timothy Kraeer

Timothy Kraeer

Timothy Kraeer is a highly experienced traffic attorney who handles related criminal and civil matters across the state.

Ann DelCollo

Ann DelCollo

Since 1992, Ann has been advocating for her clients both in and out of tough courtrooms of Philadelphia, which has cultivated her craft.

David Strenfel

David Strenfel

David Strenfel is a highly experienced attorney who focuses on trial advocacy, constitutional law, and criminal defense.

Jonathon Luff

Jonathon Luff

Jonathon Luff has successfully represented countless clients and gain freedom for many wrongfully accused individuals.

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Primary Location
304 North High Street West Chester, PA 19380
Secondary Locations

These locations are available by appointment only

1515 Market St., #200 Philadelphia, PA 19102
135 East State St. Kennett Square, PA 19380
600 West Germantown Pike Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
1489 Baltimore Pike Ste 221 Springfield, PA 19064
101 Lindenwood Dr, Ste 225 Malvern, PA 19355
150 N. Radnor Chester Rd Ste. F200, Radnor, PA 19087
313 West Liberty St., Ste 341 Lancaster, PA 17603
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Firearm Possession by Felon

A convicted felon can face state or federal charges if he or she is in possession of a firearm. This is a felony offense that can have very stiff consequences, including a lengthy prison sentence and substantial fines.

In these cases, it is important to remember that prosecutors still have the burden of proving an alleged offender knowingly possessed a firearm. This can be difficult in cases involving “constructive possession,” where a firearm is not physically found on the convicted felon but instead discovered close to that person.

West Chester Firearm Possession by Felon Lawyer

If you have been previously convicted of a felony and are now facing charges of prohibited firearm possession, you should immediately seek legal representation. Ciccarelli Law Offices serves clients throughout Chester County as well as Philadelphia County, Montgomery County, Lancaster County, and Delaware County.

Our criminal defense attorneys have more than four decades of combined experience. We can provide a free, confidential consultation to review your case as soon as you call (610) 719-3200.

Chester County Firearm Possession by Felon Information Center

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Enumerated Offenses That Can Result in Pennsylvania Firearm Possession by Felon Charges

Under Pennsylvania Consolidated Statute § 6105, you are prohibited from possessing, using, controlling, selling, transferring, or manufacturing or obtaining a license to possess, use, control, sell, transfer or manufacture a firearm in Pennsylvania if you have been previously been convicted of a felony relating to any of the following offenses:

  • Aggravated assault
  • Aggravated indecent assault
  • Arson and related offenses
  • Assault by prisoner or life prisoner
  • Burglary
  • Causing or risking catastrophe
  • Corrupt organizations
  • Corruption of minors
  • Criminal trespass, if the offense is graded a felony of the second degree or higher
  • Escape
  • Facsimile weapons of mass destruction
  • False reports to law enforcement authorities, if the fictitious report involved the theft of a firearm
  • Impersonating a public servant, if the person is impersonating a law enforcement officer
  • Intimidation of witnesses or victims
  • Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse
  • Involuntary manslaughter, if the offense is based on the reckless use of a firearm
  • Kidnapping
  • Luring a child into a motor vehicle or structure
  • Murder
  • Possession of firearm by minor
  • Possession of weapon on school property
  • Prohibited offensive weapons
  • Prohibiting of paramilitary training
  • Rape
  • Receiving stolen property, upon conviction of the second felony offense.
  • Retaliation against witness, victim or party
  • Riot
  • Robbery
  • Robbery of motor vehicle
  • Sale or lease of weapons and explosives
  • Stalking
  • Theft by extortion, when the offense is accompanied by threats of violence
  • Voluntary manslaughter
  • Weapons of mass destruction
  • Weapons or implements for escape
  • Unlawful restraint
  • Unlawful taking or disposition, upon conviction of the second felony offense

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Chester County Penalties for Firearm Possession by Felon

It is a second degree felony offense for a convicted felon to possess a firearm. This can result in penalties that may include:

  • Up to 10 years in state prison
  • Up to $25,000 in fines

Additionally, some cases may involve or be referred to one of the three United States Attorney’s Offices in Pennsylvania. Such cases will result in federal charges under Title 18 U.S. Code § 922(g) and carry punishments that can be even more severe.

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Pennsylvania Firearm Possession by Felon Defenses

There are numerous defenses that may be employed in fighting illegal firearm possession charges, and these may include, but are not limited to:

  • Inadequate evidence of firearm possession
  • Unknowing possession of firearm
  • Firearm discovered through warrantless search and seizure
  • Entrapment
  • Firearm possession was strictly for self-defense purposes

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Find the Best Firearm Possession by Felon Lawyer in West Chester

Ciccarelli Law Offices represents clients all over Chester County who are facing felony firearm and weapon charges. Our firm fights to defend the rights of people in such communities as West Chester, Phoenixville, West Goshen, Coatesville, West Caln, and Easttown as well as the greater Philadelphia area.

Our criminal defense attorneys will work to obtain the most favorable outcome to your case with the fewest possible punishments. We can review your case and discuss your legal options when you call (610) 719-3200 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation.

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