Aggressive Weapons Charges Defense in Philadelphia
Philadelphia is known for aggressive prosecution on gun and weapon charges. If you are facing gun or weapons charges you need an aggressive weapons charges defense to achieve the best possible outcome in your case. Weapons charges are often called “VUFA” charges, referring to the “Violation of the Uniform Firearms Act.” There are no statutory sentencing provisions for those who are convicted of a gun crime for the first time. This is an example of a situation where an aggressive weapons charges defense attorney can make a big difference in the outcome of your case.
Wimmer Criminal Defense defends juveniles and adults who are accused of many gun or weapon related offenses including but not limited to:
- Carrying a firearm on public property or on a public street
- Carrying a firearm without a license
- Unlawful possession of a firearm
- Altering a manufacturer’s identification number
- Possession of a firearm by a minor
Those who face VUFA or weapons charges in Philadelphia may be charged within a wide variety of designations, from a third degree misdemeanor to a first degree felony. Much will depend upon the circumstances surrounding the offense as well as the commission of a crime associated with the possession of a weapon. Those who have been previously convicted of a serious crime face additional restrictions regarding the possession of a weapon or firearm.
Wimmer Criminal Defense employs an aggressive weapons charges defense which can challenge the physical evidence and the procedures used by police including illegal search and seizure. There are many circumstances which might mitigate the degree of the charges you actually face which in some cases can result in charges being substantially reduced or dropped altogether.
We invite you to review the recommendations of our clients and contact an aggressive weapons charges defense attorney or call 215-712-1212 for a free consultation.