Protection From Abuse and Firearms Rights
The following information is provided to you by:
J. Michael McCormick, Attorney at Law - Telephone: 412-828-8490 - Email:

Protection From Abuse Actions and Protecting Gun Rights

If a PFA action has been filed against you and you want to protect your right to keep and bear arms
you must immediately get representation by a lawyer experienced in both PFA law AND  firearms law.

Expungement Of Protection From Abuse Actions

Permanent Protection From Abuse Orders cannot be expunged and will remain on the court’s docket available to the public, including such entities as potential employers, forever.

Temporary Protection From Abuse Orders may be expunged.

           Be very careful regarding consent agreements. They have been considered to be the same as a permanent PFA order by the Pennsylvania State Police Instant Check System and therefore firearms prohibiting.

          The Pennsylvania statute establishing the prohibition against persons who are the subject of an active protection from abuse order from possessing firearms is: 18 Pa.C.S. § 6105. Persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms.

Section 6105(c)(6) specifically provides:

(6) A person who is the subject of an active protection from abuse order issued pursuant to 23 Pa.C.S. § 6108, which order provided for the relinquishment of firearms during the period of time the order is in effect. This prohibition shall terminate upon the  expiration or vacation of an active protection from abuse order or portion thereof relating to the relinquishment of firearms.



Federal law also provides that someone who is the subject of an active protection from abuse order is prohibited from possessing firearms.




The material found on this web site is for informational purposes only.
It is not legal advice and is not guaranteed to be complete or up to date.
It is not a substitute for obtaining the services of an attorney.

This website is maintained by:

J. Michael McCormick
Attorney at Law
314 Center Avenue
PO Box 64
Verona, PA 15147


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