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Can you use deadly force?

You have a gun to protect yourself, your family and your property, so it only stands to reason that the law should allow you to use it for that purpose. Although this seemingly common-sense conclusion is not actually the case in many states, in Pennsylvania, legislators agree that you have a right to stand your ground. However, you could be facing a weapons charge or worse if you cannot answer the following questions the right way:

What to do if you are under criminal investigation

It is a critical moment: strangers show up at your door or your office and "need to ask a few questions." It seems like a harmless enough request, though you may wonder who they are and why they are speaking to you. Many people do not realize how dangerous this situation is. If this happens, you are likely under investigation for a crime. How you respond in the next few moments could affect the rest of your life.

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