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Prohibited Use of a Firearm Against a Law Enforcement Officer

In the State of Florida, it is a criminal offense to resist arrest or to use any form of weapon or defense against an officer of the law whilst they carry out their lawful duties. Brandishing, discharging, or otherwise threatening an officer with a firearm carries with it additional, steep legal penalties and sanctions.

If you have been accused of using a firearm against a police officer, you cannot afford to go without legal representation. It is vital that you contact an attorney immediately in order to prepare your defense and avoid legal penalty.

Miami-Dade County Prohibited Use of a Firearm Against a Law Enforcement Officer Crimes Defense Attorney

The state must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you have done what they are accusing you of. If you have been charged with an offense in the Miami-Dade area, you need a lawyer like Evan Hoffman on your side in order to secure your freedom.

If you have been charged with an action against an officer offense, call The Hoffman Firm at (305) 249-0090, or complete the online form to schedule your free consultation. This firm serves clients located in Miami-Dade County and surrounding areas.


Prohibited Use of a Firearm Against a Law Enforcement Officer Crimes under Florida Law

§790.05 of Florida code states that in addition to the use of firearms being prohibited against officers: A person who knowingly and willfully uses a self-defense chemical spray, a nonlethal stun gun or other nonlethal electric weapon or device, or a dart-firing stun gun against a law enforcement officer engaged in the performance of his or her duties commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

The Hoffman Firm Prohibited Use of a Firearm Against a Law Enforcement Officer Crime Defense Lawyer

If you have been charged with the prohibited use of a firearm against a police officer, you should be aware that you are facing potentially serious legal penalties. You must contact an attorney immediately to prevent legal sanction.

Possible defenses for this crime include that the accused was unaware that they were dealing with a police officer, that the police officer was acting unlawfully, or that the accused had some other valid reason to allegedly use the firearm. Contact an attorney to prepare your best defense.

Act immediately; call The Hoffman Firm and defense attorney Evan A. Hoffman at (305) 249-0090. Let him put his knowledge to work for you.

This firm services clients in Miami, North Miami, Palm Beach, and neighboring counties.

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Evan A. Hoffman

Evan A. Hoffman

Mr. Hoffman’s philosophy is "our knowledge and experience is your best defense." He has been a featured author on criminal law issues such as driving under the influence, domestic violence and illegal searches.

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