People who wish to own a gun in Philadelphia must obtain a proper permit to do so. Anyone who is found guilty of the illegal possession of a firearm faces either fines or imprisonment. Certain states and counties have stricter requirements for issuing gun permits than others, and this prompts some individuals to seek permits from a jurisdiction other than their residence.
In the wake of a tragedy such as the recent school shooting, suspicion can run rampant and even small missteps can place people under criminal scrutiny here in Philadelphia and across the country. Charges for juvenile crimes can result in very severe consequences, whether or not a conviction results, so it is very important for defendants and their parents to take these charges very seriously.