Charges and Penalties in Pennsylvania Under State and Federal Laws
It is difficult to understand your rights regarding making and possessing bombs and other explosives in Pennsylvania and in other states. Of course it is illegal to detonate an explosive in most situations. But can just making or owning a bomb bring legal problems?
Each case will vary depending on many factors but, generally, owning and making bombs is illegal in Pennsylvania and in other states as well. This is true even with bomb building done as a joke or prank. Depending on the circumstances of a given case, alleged perpetrators can face federal and/or state charges.
In addition to laws against making and setting off explosives, it is also illegal to distribute information regarding building explosives relating to a committed or intended federal crime. In fact, you can go to prison for up to 20 years and face a fine of up to $250,000 if convicted of passing out information relating to bomb building.
If you face criminal charges regarding weapons or the building or making of a bomb or other explosive in Pennsylvania, contact the experienced criminal law defense attorneys of Laguna Reyes Maloney, LLP.
We have handled numerous cases involving weapons and bombs and can protect your rights by providing knowledgeable legal help. For instance, if you were charged with distributing information regarding bomb making, we can determine whether you were simply using your First Amendment rights. If you were charged with actually building or using a bomb, we can investigate your case and provide aggressive representation. Our legal team includes a former police officer who knows about the tactics used by police and other government officials.