Attorneys Serving Indian River/ St. Lucie/ Brevard/ Martin and Okeechobee counties Firearms Charges
If you or a loved one have been arrested for weapon or firearm charge, it is important you seek the immediate advice of an experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney. Firearm charges are amongst the most serious charges under Florida law and can carry minimum mandatory prison sentences. In some instances, the possession of a firearm can elevate third degree felonies to felonies punishable by up to life in prison. If you are a convicted felon and are found to be in actual possession of a firearm or ammunition, the minimum mandatory sentence under Florida law is three years in prison with a maximum of 15 years. Perhaps the most common firearm charge in Florida is Carrying a Concealed Firearm. To conceal a firearm in Florida you must hold a concealed weapons permit. Florida is not an “open carry” state.
An Overview of Firearm Charges in Florida
Firearm related charges in Florida can lead to anywhere from a misdemeanor to a felony conviction. Some of the more common firearm charges in Florida are as follows:
- Possession of Firearm by convicted felon
- Possession of a Concealed Firearm
- Burglary while armed with a Firearm
- Unlawful Exhibition of a Firearm
- Aggravated Assault with a Firearm
The penalty for a firearms-related offense ranges from up to 1 year to life in prison.
The charges can range from a misdemeanor to a life felony.
Andrew B. Metcalf
“At Green & Metcalf, we understand how serious it is to have a weapons charge on your criminal record. The penalties for this type of offense are severe. I have represented defendants charged with all types of firearm charges over my nearly twenty-five years of practice. I recommend anyone accused of a crime involving a firearm seek the advice of competent legal counsel immediately. Most lawyers will not charge for an initial consultation.”
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