Felon In Possession Of A Firearm (ACCA)
Though the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees our right to bear arms, the law makes an exception for those with felonies on their criminal records. In addition, a law called the Armed Career Criminal Act of 1984 (ACCA) might add years to your sentence if you are convicted of a crime in federal court.
At PennLaw, LLC, defense attorney Stephen M. Misko provides honest advice and aggressive representation to people throughout western Pennsylvania. He has practiced criminal law as both a prosecutor and defense lawyer for more than 30 years, and his work in the criminal justice field spans four decades.
The Consequences Of An ACCA Conviction
Under ACCA, someone with at least three prior violent (aggravated assault, robbery, burglary, rape) or felony drug delivery convictions who is convicted in federal court of felon in possession of a firearm, must serve a mandatory minimum prison sentence of at least 15 years, notwithstanding that the sentencing guidelines could call for double the time, based on one’s criminal history.
Respected Weapons Charges Defense Attorney
With so much at stake, you need a lawyer who understands the gravity of your situation. Mr. Misko is a Top 5 Super Lawyer, and one of the leading solo criminal defense attorneys in western Pennsylvania. His vast knowledge of the law and how the criminal justice system works and his dedication to his clients’ rights ensure that you will get fair treatment and will not be forced to serve an unjust sentence. He will examine the evidence and police conduct for weaknesses and signs of error or misconduct — anything that will improve your chances of getting the charges reduced or dropped.
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Contact us at PennLaw, LLC, if you have been accused of possessing a firearm with a felony record. Call 724-602-4583 or email us as soon as possible to set up a free case evaluation with Stephen Misko. We have offices in Butler and Pittsburgh and serve all clients in Pennsylvania and surrounding states.