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Risk Protection & Gun Forfeiture in Broward County Put a Skilled and Trial-Proven Attorney in Your Corner

Fort Lauderdale Risk Protection & Gun Forfeiture Lawyer

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In the aftermath of the high school shooting that took place in in Parkland, FL, former Gov. Rick Scott signed the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Act into law in March 2018. Within this law are provisions for the Risk Protection Order Act (Florida Statute 790.401), which allow the police to seize firearms from individuals who are deemed a “significant danger” to themselves or others. While this legislation is designed to stop mass shootings and other similar violent crimes, it has recently been used against many law-abiding gun owners.

If you a risk protection order has been issued against you in Broward County or you believe the police are investigating you, look no further than The Hoffman Firm for experienced and personalized legal representation against serious legal matters. Attorney Evan Hoffman can listen to your story, examine the facts and circumstances of your case, and guide you through the legal process in order to get the most positive outcome in court.

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Florida Risk Protection Orders

A risk protection order (RPO) instructs someone (the “respondent”) to forfeit their firearms, ammunition, and other dangerous weapons to the police. While law enforcement officials are the only party allowed to file an RPO petition, anyone can request a police department or officer to file a petition, if they have evidence that proves the respondent is a significant danger.

As soon as the petition is filed, a court hearing will be scheduled within 14 days and the respondent is informed of the court date. Additionally, a judge may issue a temporary RPO before the hearing, upon an officer’s request.

The following are several factors the court will consider in order to issue an RPO:

  • Committed or threatened a violent crime either recently or within the past year
  • The violent crime or threat involved a firearm
  • Guns were brandished or weapons were used
  • Stalking was involved
  • Violated a protective order
  • Previous conviction of a domestic violence offense or violent crime
  • Recently bought or acquired firearms or ammunition
  • Diagnosed with a mental health condition

A final RPO is valid for up to one year; however, it is possible for the judge to grant extensions to an existing order. If you violate an RPO, it is a third-degree felony.

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Do not let the legal system take away your right to bear arms. Let our Fort Lauderdale risk protection order lawyer defend you from start to finish.

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