It's been about a year since I wrote here about my limited license to practice law, the principle of diploma privilege, and the process of becoming licensed as an attorney in Pennsylvania (and to a lesser extent, Maryland) during the pandemic. Now, I am pleased to announce that in the last two weeks, I have … Continue reading NEWLY ADMITTED TO PRACTICE IN TWO FEDERAL DISTRICT COURTS, WITH MORE TO COME
Today, HB 1188, a bill which removes the restriction on the use of thermal and night vision devices for hunting in Pennsylvania, after having been passed by the House and Senate, was signed in the House and will be transmitted to the Senate for final signature and thereafter headed to Governor Wolf's desk. Currently, 34 … Continue reading Bill to Permit Hunting with Thermal and Night Vision Devices Headed to Governor Wolf’s Desk!
UPDATE: A new order became effective May 29th moving some counties to the Green Phase and providing additional guidance to businesses in those counties. Click here for an article specifically addressing the Green Phase. This article was written by a 2020 graduate of Vermont Law School who is not yet licensed in the state of … Continue reading What does the Red-Yellow-Green Phase System Mean for Shooting Ranges?
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!