As the year is coming to a close, I thought it important to document some of the monumental court decisions that Firearms Industry Consulting Group® (FICG®), a division of Prince Law Offices, P.C., obtained in 2016, as well as, some other cases of importance. We were successful in a monumental case of first impression in … Continue reading Major Pennsylvania Firearm Cases of 2016
On June 23, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that case of Birchfield v. North Dakota, 14-1468, in which the Court held that while implied consent laws relative to driving under the influence (DUI) may impose civil penalties, it is unconstitutional for them to impose criminal penalties for refusing to consent. Specifically, as the Syllabus … Continue reading US Supreme Court Decision Affects Firearms Rights – Ability to Obtain Relief from Certain DUIs!
Today, the Superior Court issued a decision in Commonwealth v. Goslin, which addressed the defense in 18 Pa.C.S. § 912 that a weapon could be carried on school property for other lawful purposes. In this case, Mr. Goslin attended an informal hearing with school officials regarding his son's possession of a knife on school property. … Continue reading Devastating Decision from the Superior Court on “Other Lawful Purpose”
While I have blogged on the topic extensively, many residents of Pennsylvania are unaware of their right to carry a firearm while voting, unless their polling location is located at a place which prohibited under state law. Accordingly, I did a short video on the right to carry a firearm, while voting. For those interested … Continue reading It’s Legal To Carry a Firearm, While Voting!
Consistent with a growing number of county sheriffs, Perry County Sheriff Carl Nace is not requiring license to carry firearms (LTCF) applicants to included references on the LTCF application. I have long contended that requiring references on the application is a violation of the confidentiality provisions of 18 Pa.C.S. 6111(g)(3.1) and (i), as merely calling … Continue reading Perry County Sheriff Nace Does Not Require References on LTCF Applications!