What to Do After Being Charged With a Gun Crime in Pennsylvania

Legally reviewed by:
Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford P.C.
July 9, 2023

If you have been charged with a gun crime in Pennsylvania, you may feel stressed or worried about what comes next. You may also have a few questions that need to be answered. What should you do after you have been charged? Should you hire a lawyer? And what can a lawyer do for you?

At Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, P.C., we practice award-winning criminal defense and personal injury law in Pennsylvania, and we have been practicing law for over 65 years. Our talented team has assisted many clients with their gun crime-related cases, so we may be able to help you as well. 

What to Do After a Gun Crime Charge in Pennsylvania

If you have been charged with a gun crime in Pennsylvania state, we have a few suggested next steps you may want to consider. These steps may be beneficial if you want to reduce your potential consequences.

Avoid Discussing Your Case

If you have been arrested or charged with a gun crime, we recommend you avoid discussing your case. Even statements you tell close friends or family members may be used against you during court hearings. The only exception to this would be discussing your case with your lawyer, who may not be required to disclose information about your case and offer you privacy.

Stay Off of Social Media

We also recommend staying off of social media as much as possible. Even if you think your post could not possibly be related back to your case, the prosecution may find some way to spin it against you. Any pictures, comments, or text posts may be used against you.

Collect Relevant Evidence

You may also want to collect evidence related to your case. This may be useful for building a strong defense and reducing penalties you might face. Evidence may include collecting valid alibis, witness statements, footage of the incident, photographs, and several other items.

Contact a Lawyer

We strongly encourage hiring a lawyer if you are heading into legal proceedings. Please refrain from representing yourself if you are planning on taking legal action. Your lawyer may be able to help you in the following ways:

  • Legal talent
  • Negotiation skills
  • Handle other legal representatives
  • Reduce or eliminate penalties
  • Build a strong defense
  • Strategize the next steps
  • Provide useful resources

Your lawyer is far more likely to help you receive favorable results from the court, as they are likely equipped with the skills and tools to navigate the legal process. For these reasons, please hire a lawyer to represent you.

Get the Representation You Need With Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, P.C. Pennsylvania Gun Crime Lawyers

If you have been charged with a gun crime in Pennsylvania, we at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, P.C. may be able to help. We have been practicing law for over 65 years, and our award-winning practice has helped numerous clients with their cases. Even if your case is complicated, our talented team may be able to help you with our representation.

To take advantage of our great strategies, resources, and legal knowledge, please feel free to get in touch with us. If you think we would be a good fit to represent you in your case, we may be of assistance. You can contact us by calling (215) 822-7575 or completing our contact form.

Legally reviewed by:
Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford P.C.
Pennsylvania Attorney's
July 9, 2023
Established in 1952 by Irwin S. Rubin, Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford P.C. boasts over 65 years of experience serving clients throughout Pennsylvania. Renowned for its commitment to ethical representation, the firm has garnered prestigious accolades, including being named the "Best Law Firm" for its outstanding legal defense work by U.S. News & World Report. Their team of seasoned attorneys, recognized as Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, brings unparalleled expertise to a wide range of legal matters, ensuring exceptional representation for individuals, families, businesses, and organizations.