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Who is not allowed to possess a firearm in Pennsylvania?

The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution protects a person's right to bear arms in Pennsylvania. Many people in Pennsylvania exercise this right and own firearms of various sorts. People may own rifles, shotguns, handguns and other types of firearms. However, this right to own firearms can be taken away from people if they are convicted of certain crimes.

Police chase teen through SEPTA station in Philadelphia

There are many juveniles who are accused of crimes each year in Philadelphia. These offenses can range from curfew violations and drug possession all the way to assaults and even murder. Many times these juveniles get in trouble with the law without thinking about the circumstances. However, the long-term consequences can be severe and often have a drastic effect on a young person's life.

What to expect when facing drug charges

It is no secret that some people in Philadelphia use illegal drugs. Some just use the drugs recreationally as a release or a way to relax and others have severe addictions, which can have a major impact on their lives. Some may also be engaged in drug dealing as a way to improve their financial circumstances. The amount a person sells varies just like the amount of use varies from person to person. While many users and dealers may never get caught, many others are arrested by the police every year.

Consequences for an underage drinking conviction in Philadelphia

There are many young people in college in Philadelphia. In addition to going to class and studying, many of these students also consume alcohol from time to time. Drinking alcohol is seen as a good way to let loose and have a good time. It is a common activity and those who partake usually see others around them drinking and think it is a harmless activity. However, most people do not understand the consequences if they are convicted of underage drinking.

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