Miami Weapons Offenses Lawyer
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The Constitution provides that the right of the people to keep and bear arms should not be infringed. However, there are many Florida laws that limit where you can carry guns and other weapons and how you can use them, and you can face criminal charges if you don’t abide by these restrictions. If you are arrested for a firearm or weapon-related crime, it is critical to retain an experienced Miami weapons offenses attorney under these circumstances. The Hoffman Firm can help.
Call (305) 928-1669 if your case is out of Miami, 954-737-3004 if your case is out of Broward County, now to meet with us during a free consultation.
In Florida, there are many crimes that can be charged in connection with weapons or firearms. Additionally, sometimes possessing or using specific weapons may be an aggravating factor that triggers further penalties.
Firearms and weapons offenses can include:
- Carrying a concealed weapon
- Felon in possession of a firearm
- Prohibited use of a firearm against law enforcement officer
- Trafficking in firearms
- Weapons offenses
Florida's 10 20 life law can also have an impact if you are charged with multiple crimes.
Charges You Could Face
Carrying a concealed firearm is a third degree felony and can be punished with a maximum of 5 years in prison or 5 years of probation and a $5,000 fine.
Another commonly charged firearm offense is improper exhibition of dangerous weapons or firearms under section 790.10. You can be charged if you are carrying a weapon and in the presence of at least one person and exhibit it in an angry, careless, rude, or threatening way. You won’t be convicted if you were doing this in necessary self-defense.
If you were convicted of another felony and then possess a firearm knowingly, or else knowingly have in your care a firearm, control the firearm, or own the firearm, you can face a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon under Florida Statutes section 790.23. You can be charged whether you actually possessed the firearm or just constructively possessed it.
You can face a conviction for possession or discharge of a destructive device under Florida Statutes section 790.161 if you willfully and illegally possess, make, project, throw, discharge, or place a destructive device, or try to do any of these activities with a destructive device.
Destructive devices include a wide range of things, like:
- Containers containing incendiaries, explosives, and other destructive things
You may face a sentencing enhancement if you perpetrate another crime using weapons or firearms. For example, you can face a mandatory minimum prison sentence if you carried, discharged, or shot or killed somebody with a firearm while perpetrating certain specified violent crimes.
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