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Firearm Purchases and Concealed Carry Permits

You’d think buying a gun or obtaining a license for one was easy, but it’s not. If you want to make your purchase through a Federal Firearms Licensee, either at a store or a gun show, you have to go through Pennsylvania’s Instant Check System, also referred to as PICS. PICS is a system that is run by the Pennsylvania State Police. Its purpose is to give instant background checks to gun suppliers on people who try to make gun purchases, so they can decide if a person is legally allowed to buy a gun. PICS is also used to determine if a person is eligible to obtain a concealed carry license.

If you are thinking about either buying a firearm or getting your concealed carry license, Pittsburgh criminal defense attorney Sean Logue and his team of experienced attorneys can help you get ready to fill out the application and evaluate your circumstances to identify anything that might be a problem for you.

The applications you must complete to purchase a firearm are the PA Form SP4-113 and the ATF Form 4473. The form you complete when you apply for a concealed carry license is PA Form SP4-127. These forms are all confusing and very complex. Even attorneys sometimes have trouble understanding the questions. However, a mistake on any of the three applications can lead you to be charged with a felony.

Sean Logue and his team have defended many people who thought they could outsmart PICS or who either didn’t understand their criminal record or the questions on the forms. If you give false information on one of those forms, you can be charged with a specific charge: a Misdemeanor 18 Pa.C.S Section 4904 Unsworn Falsification to Authorities, or a Felony 18 Pa.C.S. Section 6111 Unsworn Falsification to Authorities. You could also be charged with both.

Any prior mental health issue, involvement in domestic violence of any form (including Protection From Abuse actions), drug abuse, or any kind of criminal record, you need to contact Logue Law Group before you try to fill out a firearm purchase application or concealed carry license application. Sean and his team can keep you from being their next criminal defense client.

Don’t try to go completing these forms without assistance. Your freedom from additional criminal charges is too important to leave to chance. Let Sean Logue and his team of experienced Pittsburgh criminal defense attorneys assist you as you prepare to complete the complex and confusing state and federal gun ownership and carry applications. Sean and his team will do their best to get you prepared to purchase the firearm you desire.

If you are deemed by PICS to be ineligible to purchase a gun or concealed carry license, you will be given a challenge form by the dealer. You have 30 days to complete the form and appeal the decision. You will need to give PICS additional details to help them in their review. If you were denied because a conviction was expunged or otherwise disposed of, include that information. Also, you need to make sure you complete all the sections of the form. Failure to do so will cause your challenge to be automatically denied. There are four pages to complete. On the first page, parts one through three have to be filled in completely, and on page four, you have to sign and date the form. A Pittsburgh criminal defense attorney can help you with this.

Do you plan on purchasing a firearm? Do you know someone who is? If so, you need a criminal defense attorney who knows and understands the laws around the possession of firearms to assist you. The Logue Criminal Defense team has helped hundreds of people prepare to complete firearms purchase applications and concealed carry paperwork. Logue Law Group serves Pittsburgh, PA, as well as West Virginia and Ohio. Call today for a consultation: 1-844-PITT-DUI or (412) 389-0805. Or, you may contact us online.

Client Reviews
Mr. Logue came to me for my consultation, which was nice! He helped me better understand my situation so I could weigh my options. He kept me updated on any new information about my case, and I could always easily contact him if I had any questions. I knew I was in good hands, and I got the best possible outcome for my case! Anonymous
Sean Logue accomplished an incredible thing for me by handling my legal matters. If you need help, this is the man to represent you...he's very keen, knowledgeable, and efficient in guiding you to freedom. The trust and loyalty he gives you is very down to earth, so if you need a lawyer this is the best one. You can feel totally confident in Sean's hands. Excellent job, thank you for taking the time for me, you took all my worries away...God bless your future. Anonymous
Mr Logue was the one I hired after talking to other attorneys about my case. He was the most knowledgeable and explained everything to me about his plan for me moving forward. He was always available to answer my questions and fought hard for me!! Don't waste your time looking for anyone else to help you. Mr Logue did an amazing job and very professional! Anonymous
Atty. Logue represented me well and took care of my legal issues superbly. He is a no-nonsense, very knowledgeable and well respected lawyer. I was pleased with his services. Would definitely recommend Atty. Logue to others. Anonymous
Mr. Logue is good for one reason, he cares. A client is not a quick buck. He always answers his phone, day or night and he understands the law better than anyone. He always answers my calls for both corporate and personal legal decisions and I have a ton of questions. His rates are reasonable too. Fair and firm. Anonymous