Under certain circumstances, an individual may petition the Court to relieve his/her firearms disability so that individual can once again purchase, possess, and use firearms. Examples of situations where an individual might be entitled to restoration of his/her rights include:
1.) Convictions under the prior laws of the Commonwealth – for example, prior to 1972, a first conviction for Driving Under the Influence was a prohibiting offense;
2.) Expungement/Pardons from other states;
3.) Ten years having passed since the petitioner incurred three DUI’s in a five year period; or
4.) Involuntary commitments, where the individual does not pose a threat to him/herself or the community
The ability to obtain relief from firearms disabilities is very fact specific and requires an attorney that is knowledgeable with Pennsylvania’s Uniform Firearms Act (UFA). If you are seeking to have your 2nd Amendment rights restored, contact us today to discuss your situation. We are prepared to fight for your Constitutional right to own and possess firearms.