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DAVID CLARK
Criminal Defense Attorney

Traveling with Ammunition in Philadelphia

Firearms are highly regulated due to the severe damage they can do if used improperly. The rules surrounding firearms also extend to the way ammunition is transported. A person traveling with ammunition in Philadelphia should research the protocol of transporting it as non-compliance could result in significant legal consequences. If you or a family member were accused of any type of ammunition related charge, it may be strongly beneficial to consult a skilled gun lawyer. Reach out and schedule a meeting to start discussing your potential legal options.

Transporting Ammunition Violations

Traveling with ammunition is simply traveling between one location to another using a motor vehicle such as a car and having ammunition in the vehicle. In many cases, the police become alerted to the presence of ammunition in a person’s car during traffic stops or when they find probable cause to search a vehicle. Someone who does not have the authorization to possess firearms or ammunition could face substantial legal penalties for any infractions. However, an individual who is a lawful owner of a firearm and in compliance with all the requirements of transportation would not incur an arrest or face prosecution upon a stop in Philadelphia.

Additionally, individuals who have lawfully purchased firearms and have a legal concealed carry permit may at all times carry a firearm from one location to another within the city and county of Philadelphia without facing prosecution. However, there are some locations that prohibit the carry of firearms even with a legal permit. These places include courthouses and schools amongst other locations. In all other cases, individuals may not transfer firearms without a license to carry a concealed weapon or without being fully compliant of the laws concerning transporting a firearm between one location to another in the city or county of Philadelphia. It is important to note that violating firearm compliance regulations across state borders could result in much harsher and substantial legal consequences, as it could be regarded as a federal offense.

Common Steps of Maintaining Compliance

Individuals who know they traveling with ammunition in Philadelphia should alert local authorities and obtain the services of local attorneys to discuss the potential requirements needed for a legal transfer of firearms between the two locations. Individuals who legally possess firearms and are moving from one place to another have the right to transport their firearms but must do so in compliance with whatever state laws the firearm will be transferred between on the way to their final home. In that case, each and every border must be researched and any location that is to be a permanent final resting place should be researched and understood prior to attempting the move.

When dealing with the city and county of Philadelphia, individuals should contact local authorities to give them notice that firearms are being transferred from one location to another and the final destination should also be notified that firearms from another jurisdiction legally purchased are being transferred and brought into their jurisdiction. Please note that exceptional circumstances apply when dealing with license security from one state to another. Most states do not have reciprocal agreements, thus carry or concealment agreements in Philadelphia or Pennsylvania are not equal to one in Delaware, New Jersey, or any other state. In those cases, individuals should still notify local authorities that this firearm is coming there and the earliest possible time if their intention is to carry such firearm in the future to obtain an equivalent permit in that city, county, or state they are now moving to.

Contact an Attorney About Transporting Ammunition in Philadelphia

Traveling with ammunition in Philadelphia is strictly regulated under the Uniform Firearms Act. Failure to follow the proper procedures could result in criminal charges, and a conviction could reuslt in serious penalties. For legal advice about local firearm regulations, or if you face charges, reach out to an experienced defense attorney today.