Pennsylvania law provides for certain sentencing enhancements once a person has been convicted of a crime.  One such enhancement is known as the Deadly Weapon Enhancement.  

This statute provides: that when the court determines that the offender possessed a deadly weapon during the commission of the current conviction offense, the court shall consider the D.W.E..

An offender has possessed a deadly weapon if any of the following were on the offender’s person or within his immediate physical control:

-any firearm whether loaded or unloaded

-any dangerous weapon

-any device designed as a weapon or capable of producing death or serious bodily injury where the court determines that the defendant intended to use the weapon to threaten or injure another individual.