Some time ago, a man found himself in a precarious position when a misunderstanding on his gun purchase application exposed him to criminal charges. This individual did attempt to buy a firearm and was asked on the form if he had ever been convicted of a crime punishable by 12 months or more in custody. While the wording was confusing, he indicated that he had not been convicted of such an offense, but he was convicted of a DUI years prior, although his punishment was less than the term mentioned.

Despite his application being denied and no firearm being purchased, the matter was forwarded to local police for further investigation. This led to him being investigated for making unsworn falsifications to authorities, and he contacted Philadelphia firearms attorney Michael Fienman to hopefully find a positive resolution.

In a prime example of outstanding advocacy equating to excellent results, attorney Fienman drafted a letter to the detective handling his case, where he explained the incident, the question’s lack of clarity, and his client’s lack of criminal intent. As a result, the detective agreed to close the case and charges were never formally filed.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case

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