Our law firm has represented many criminal defense clients since our founding. If you’ve been charged with a gun crime, we can act as your legal representative. Our goal as your criminal defense lawyer would be to reduce or dismiss your charges by building a solid case in your defense.
Our Gun Crime Legal Services
Everyone makes mistakes. What’s important now is putting the past behind you and working towards building a better future. Working with an Upper Southampton, PA gun crime lawyer from our firm could help you achieve this goal. We’re not here to make assumptions or character judgments. Instead, we care about protecting your rights in our pursuit of a more favorable outcome in your case.
These are the services we provide to our clients:
- Gathering evidence: Evidence is a crucial component of gun crime cases. Without evidence, it can be difficult to prove your innocence or reduce the severity of your charges. We can conduct a thorough investigation and gather this evidence.
- Keeping you updated: Once you sign on as a client, you’ll have access to the lawyer assigned to your case. This way, you can stay updated on progress and proceedings. Don’t hesitate to connect via text, phone call, or email if you have concerns. We will also be proactive about providing you with consistent case updates.
- Negotiating with prosecutors: As your legal team, we may advise that you enter a plea deal. During a plea deal, we can negotiate with prosecutors and the judge for better sentencing terms. Via negotiations, we could reduce the severity of your charges.
- Representing you in court: Your gun crime case may necessitate a criminal trial. We aren’t afraid of representing you in court to fight for your chance at a better future.
- Explaining tough legal concepts: If you have tough questions, we have straightforward answers. We can be more than your lawyer. We can be your legal guide, too. Remember, knowledge is power when dealing with your civil rights and the legal process.
Accolades and Testimonials
Our legal team is led by David C. McKenzie III, a graduate of the Penn State University Dickinson School of Law. Attorney McKenzie has worked in both public and private legal practice, first as an Assistant District Attorney and then as the founder of McKenzie Law Firm, P.C. This legal experience means that McKenzie is familiar with the laws and codes that make up Pennsylvania state law.
Some of our firm’s accolades include:
- The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
- Avvo Rating 10 out of 10
- Five stars on Google reviews
- AV Preeminent Top-Rated Lawyer
These accolades only tell part of our firm’s story, though. Testimonials from our clients provide a deeper look into the quality of the legal services we provide:
- “David was a great help. Always returned a prompt reply to questions. Very knowledgeable lawyer. Makes you feel at ease. Highly recommend.” – Jim M.
- “Very professional and made me feel like I truly had the right people in my corner. Worked with me and made me feel like more than just another client! Would definitely refer friends and relatives to Attorney McKenzie in the future!” – Eric G.
- “David helped me through a tough time and delivered on everything discussed. Amazing service and kindness. Would recommend.” – Matt W.
Why Would I Hire a Gun Crime Lawyer?
Legal matters are complex, but we can make them simple. Here are a few reasons you could benefit from working with an Upper Southampton, PA gun crime lawyer:
- You don’t have legal experience: Criminal defense law is a highly specialized field involving years of studying and certifications. The average person has limited knowledge of this field, which can be problematic during a gun crime case. Failing to understand legal proceedings or relevant laws can result in costly errors or violations of your rights.
- Gun crime cases have high stakes: If you’ve been charged with a gun crime, you may face a felony conviction or multiple years in state prison. Working with a lawyer could improve the chances of your case ending on a positive note.
- You’re under a lot of stress: Gun crime cases are stressful, partially because they involve dealing with complex legal matters. We’re here to shoulder the burden of your case.
Upper Southampton, PA Gun Crime Practice Areas
We can help with a range of gun crime cases, including:
- Concealed carry of firearms without a license
- Minor in possession of a firearm
- Removing serial numbers from a firearm
- Committing a crime while in possession of a firearm
- Firearm-related probation or parole violations
- Illegal usage of a firearm
We can also assist with gun crime cases not listed here. If you’re curious about working with our firm, we can discuss your case with you during a free initial consultation.
Gun Crime Defense Strategies Your Attorney May Employ
There are several techniques our legal team can use during negotiations or trial to improve the outcome of your case:
- Negotiating a plea deal: Plea deals involve admitting guilt before a case proceeds to trial. While this move may sound counterintuitive, it can allow your lawyer to negotiate better sentencing terms. We may suggest that you enter a plea if the prosecution has strong evidence.
- Suggest certain pieces of evidence are inadmissible: Not every type of evidence is allowed in a gun crime case. The rules guiding evidence eligibility are complicated, and yet our team is familiar with these rules and could suggest that key pieces of evidence are inadmissible, therefore weakening the prosecution’s arguments.
- Argue that your rights were violated: Law enforcement must adhere to strict codes of conduct when making arrests. We can review your case and determine if your rights (such as your Miranda rights or your rights during interrogations) were violated at any point. If they were, your case could be dismissed.
Will I Go to Prison?
Every gun crime is different. Some involve misdemeanor charges, whereas others involve felonies. For example, unlawfully carrying a concealed firearm with a previous crime on your record can result in a third-degree felony charge. Under Pennsylvania law, third-degree felonies are punishable by up to seven years in prison.
However, a criminal charge doesn’t translate to a conviction or prison time. As your legal team, we could reduce your sentencing through a plea deal or defend your rights in the courtroom. If you have questions about the potential outcome of your case, we can answer them during an initial consultation.
Hire a Southampton, PA Gun Crime Lawyer Today
We’re proud to provide legal services to the communities throughout Southampton, PA. If you need legal representation, don’t hesitate to contact our offices today. As a citizen of Pennsylvania, you have the right to legal counsel.