Weapons Charges


A firearm charge, whether standing alone or brought along with other charges, is an extremely serious matter. In Pennsylvania state courts, certain weapons crimes can bring on mandatory minimum prison terms. For instance, anyone possessing a firearm while committing a drug offense faces a mandatory sentence of five years imprisonment. Whatever the charge, the most important thing you can do is to hire a defense lawyer who can attack the government’s evidence on every front.

Having handled approximately 20,000 criminal cases, both as a prosecutor and as a defense lawyer, Michael J. Diamondstein will provide a tough, comprehensive defense to any type of weapons charge. Located in Philadelphia, he defends clients in state and federal courts across Pennsylvania, New Jersey and beyond.

A Record Of Success In High-Stakes Criminal Litigation

Law enforcement agents at all levels go to great lengths to investigate and apprehend individuals suspected of firearm-related charges, including:

  • Possession of a firearm while committing or attempting to commit a crime
  • Carrying a concealed weapon without a permit
  • Felon in possession
  • Illegal sale of firearms

In addition to state charges, the firm takes on all types of federal charges such as:

  • Felon in possession of a firearm
  • Possession of a stolen firearm
  • Possession of a firearm in connection with the commission of a felony

Whether you face state or federal charges, or if your weapons charge is the only charge against you or one of many, Michael will discuss your options and your defenses. An experienced trial attorney, Michael will be fully prepared to take your case before a jury if necessary. If negotiations or pretrial motions are more likely to lead to a successful outcome, Michael will counsel you as to the best approach. In either event, he will work tirelessly to accomplish your goals.

Contact Michael J. Diamondstein, P.C.

The firm offers a free consultation to discuss your charges. Call 215-940-2700 or email the firm to get started.