A weapons offense is a serious criminal matter. Many gun crimes carry mandatory minimum sentences, and firearm possession can substantially increase the penalties associated with other crimes, such as assault, burglary, domestic violence and drug crimes. In addition, weapons offenses typically carry high sentences compared to other crimes, even if the accused does not have a long criminal record. If you have been arrested for or charged with a gun crime, you are facing incarceration, loss of employment and a permanent criminal record that will make it difficult to obtain work, lease an apartment or receive financing to purchase a house or vehicle. A criminal conviction may cause other hardships as well, such as interference with child visitation rights, a damaged reputation and hardships for your loved ones. Whether you are charged with illegal possession of a firearm, using a firearm during the commission of a crime, possession of a concealed firearm without a valid permit, or another gun crime, it is crucial to choose a skilled criminal defense lawyer who will protect your rights.
Led by Partner Peter Paul Olszewski, Jr., who has been practicing criminal law for more than 25 years and previously served as District Attorney of Luzerne County and a Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas Judge, Scartelli Olszewski’s criminal defense lawyers are prepared to seek the best possible outcome in your weapons offense case. We will thoroughly investigate the facts and circumstances of your case to provide an effective, strategic defense. From pursuing dismissal of the charges to negotiating with prosecutors to representing you at trial, we will work tirelessly to defend you.
Our experienced lawyers provide advice and representation in a wide range of criminal matters including assault, burglary, theft, robbery, domestic violence, drug crimes (possession, delivery, conspiracy), drunk driving (DUI, DWI, DAI), expungements and pardons, federal and white collar crime, fraud, homicide, murder, juvenile offenses, public corruption, sex crimes and weapons offenses. If you need the assistance of an experienced criminal defense lawyer, we encourage you to protect your rights by contacting us immediately at (877) 353-0529.
AttorneysPeter Paul Olszewski, Jr.