Fort Lauderdale Weapons Defense Lawyer

Understanding Florida's Laws

Florida law enforces a number of laws prohibiting or restriction the manufacture, transportation, transfer, sale, or possession of certain firearms. While there are different weapons offenses, many of them are serious crimes that are penalized harshly, simply because these crimes directly impact public safety. As such, anyone facing a weapons charge of any type should understand that their freedoms and future are at risk.

Your selection of legal representation in these very serious charges may be one of the most critical decisions you ever make. Not all lawyers are skilled in the area of weapons charges defense, or criminal defense. As some of these cases end up in the courtroom, you want to know that your lawyer is an experience trial lawyer and has the talent to defend you in front of a judge and jury.

Charged with a crime? Contact our legal team as soon as possible!

Types of Weapon-Related Offenses

Some of the most common types of weapons offenses our legal team handles are listed below. Our weapon crime attorneys are prepared to handle these and all other weapons offenses.

Concealed Weapons & Firearms

According to § 790.01 and § 790.052, carrying concealed firearms or weapons is when an individual has a weapon that is not in plain view. If arrested, the individual may be charged with carrying a concealed weapon, a first-degree misdemeanor that is punishable by up to 1 year in jail.

If the concealed weapon is a firearm, the individual may be charged with carrying a concealed firearm, a third-degree felony with potential penalties that include up to 5 years in prison. However, those who have a license to carry a concealed weapon cannot be charged with this offense in Florida.

Charged With a Gun Crime in Broward County?

The penalties for some of these charges include time spent incarcerated in a state prison. If you have earlier felony convictions, it is likely that your penalty will be enhanced or that you will get the maximum penalty. It is absolutely crucial that you have a skilled weapon crime defense lawyer fighting for you from the moment of your arrest. At our firm, the legal team has helped numerous individuals arrested for weapons charges have their cases dismissed or the charges reduced.

If you or a loved one is facing any weapons-related charges, it is advised that you contact the firm today, for a free initial consultation to discuss your case and how to move forward legally.

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