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Firearm Restoration

In the United States, the right to bear arms is a constitutional provision deeply rooted in our national identity. But when legal issues interfere, this fundamental right can be jeopardized, leaving you feeling disempowered and anxious. At Chieppor & Egner LLC, we understand the significance of your Second Amendment rights and are committed to helping you restore them through legal guidance and representation.

How We Can Help

The process of restoring your firearm rights can be complex due to the interplay of state and federal laws. In such challenging cases, having experienced attorneys like Jonathan Chieppor and Alex Egner by your side is an advantage. Both have served as prosecutors in Lancaster County. They understand the legal strategies, negotiation tactics, and courtroom dynamics that can make a difference in your case.

Jonathan Chieppor and Alex Egner’s experience in the Lancaster County courts gives them unique insights into how judges and prosecutors think and act. They know what criteria will be used to evaluate your case, the weight assigned to different kinds of evidence, and the nuances that can tilt the case in your favor. This understanding of the local legal environment enhances our team’s ability to guide you through the steps required for firearm rights restoration.

And because every case is unique, Jonathan Chieppor and Alex Egner take the time to conduct an exhaustive review of your specific circumstances. This thorough analysis enables them to provide customized advice, helping you understand your chances for successful firearm rights restoration based on the nature of your prior offenses, your history since those offenses, and any ongoing legal obligations you may have.

Our goal is to help you regain your firearm rights. We strive to provide you with comprehensive legal service that addresses all your needs and concerns, giving you the best chance for a successful outcome and the peace of mind that comes from knowing you are in capable hands. With attorneys like Jonathan Chieppor and Alex Egner representing you, you have advocates dedicated to restoring your rights and preserving your freedoms.

Reasons for Firearm Disqualification in Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, there are multiple circumstances under which you can lose your right to own or possess a firearm. These can range from criminal convictions to mental health considerations and even protection-from-abuse orders. Here are some of the most common reasons:
  1. Conviction of certain offenses, such as murder, assault, stalking, or crime punishable by imprisonment exceeding one year or a Misdemeanor 1 or above.
  2. Being adjudicated as mentally ill or being involuntarily committed to a mental institution.
  3. Subject to an active protection from abuse order.
  4. Convicted of a domestic violence misdemeanor.
  5. Fugitive from justice.
  6. Convicted of using or being addicted to a controlled substance.
  7. Being an illegal alien or having a non-immigrant visa.
  8. Dishonorable discharge from the Armed Forces.
  9. Renounced U.S. citizenship.

The implications of such disqualifications can be far-reaching. Losing your firearms rights can impact not only your personal life but may also have repercussions on your professional life, especially if your job requires you to carry or handle firearms.

This is where attorneys Jonathan Chieppor and Alex Egner can make a difference. With their extensive experience in criminal law and their unique insights as former prosecutors, they are well-equipped to handle firearm rights restorations. They can help you understand whether you are eligible for restoration under § 6105.1 and can guide you through the steps required to regain your rights.

Losing your firearm rights is a serious matter, but it’s not necessarily a permanent one. With the right legal assistance, you may be able to regain these rights and return to a normal life. If you find yourself disqualified from owning a firearm in Pennsylvania, we invite you to contact Chieppor & Egner LLC to discuss your case and explore your options.

How We Can Help You Restore Your Firearm Rights in Pennsylvania

The process for restoring firearm rights in Pennsylvania is complex and strictly regulated under statute § 6105.1. Knowing the statute in detail is essential for building a successful case, and it’s this kind of in-depth legal knowledge that attorneys Jonathan Chieppor and Alex Egner bring to the table.

Firstly, the application must be filed in the county where the principal residence of the applicant is situated, opening the avenue for court proceedings. At this stage, our firm can assist you in gathering all the required documents and evidence to make a strong application. We can help you prepare your petition in a way that addresses all the necessary legal criteria laid down in the statute, increasing the likelihood that your application will move on to the next stage.

Next comes the open court hearing, where a judge determines whether you meet the requirements set forth in § 6105.1(a). Here, the experience we’ve gained as former prosecutors play a critical role. We understand what the court is looking for, as well as the kinds of questions that are likely to arise. Our team can prepare you for this hearing, covering all bases, from legal arguments to the presentation of character evidence, ensuring that we comply with all the statutory requirements.

Notice of the application is provided to several key parties, including the Pennsylvania State Police and district attorneys. They have the option to be involved in the proceedings, further complicating your case. Because we have spent years interacting with these offices, we have the negotiation skills and the know-how to address their concerns proactively if they choose to intervene.

If the court approves your restoration of firearms rights, a copy of the order is sent to various agencies, including the Pennsylvania State Police’s Firearms Division. Rest assured, we handle all these procedural steps for you so that each requirement is accurately met within the stipulated timeframes.

Lastly, a restoration under § 6105.1 isn’t the same as an expungement or pardon; it simply restores your right to own and possess firearms. This process, although limited in its scope, requires extensive legal guidance, careful preparation, and strong representation, which our experienced attorneys can provide.

By choosing to work with Chieppor & Egner LLC, you’re gaining committed advocates who understand the system inside and out. We invite you to reach out to us for a consultation to explore how we can assist you in restoring your firearm rights under Pennsylvania law.

Why Choose Us?

  • Statewide Availability: Few lawyers are equipped to successfully litigate gun rights claims. We can provide this service across the state of Pennsylvania.
  • Former Prosecutors: Our experience on the other side of the court gives us unique insights into how to build a stronger, more compelling case.
  • Individual Focus: We prioritize personalized, one-on-one consultations to understand your unique situation and needs fully.

Contact a Lancaster Firearm Rights Restoration Lawyer

Don’t let past mistakes define your future or limit your rights. Take action today to start the process of restoring your Second Amendment rights. Call us at 717-393-1400 or contact us online to schedule a consultation. Our team is ready to evaluate your eligibility and provide you with a strategic roadmap tailored to your specific circumstances.

Your right to bear arms is a key part of your constitutional freedoms. Choose Chieppor & Egner LLC to fight alongside you in reclaiming those rights. With our unique background and unwavering commitment, we are the advocates you need to turn the tide in your favor.