PFA and Guns in Pennsylvania
A PFA is more than just a “no-contact” order. It can evict you from your home and take away your children. Additionally, a PFA can destroy your Second Amendment right to own guns for hunting and personal safety.
Pennsylvania law authorizes courts to confiscate a PFA defendant’s firearms, ammunition, and firearms license even prior to the PFA hearing. The mere accusation of abuse can result in seizure of your guns and any other weapons.
Spivak Law Firm advises PFA defendants on how to protect their Second Amendment right to possess firearms. For more information, call us at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.
Relinquishing Weapons in PFA Cases
If you’ve been served with a temporary PFA or if a final PFA was entered in your case, you may have just 24 hours to surrender your guns, weapons, ammunition, and firearms license to your local sheriff’s office. Ignoring a court order to relinquish your guns could result in up to ten (10) years imprisonment under federal law.
PFA defendants may instead give their guns to a friend or family member, so long as the third party has signed an Affidavit of Accountability with the sheriff’s office. To speak with an experienced PFA defense attorney, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.
Contact Our Pittsburgh Law Firm Today
To schedule an appointment, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390. Our Pittsburgh office is open during normal business hours, as well as evenings and weekends by appointment.
Spivak Law Firm routinely accepts cases in Allegheny County, Beaver County, Butler County, Washington County, and Westmoreland County.