Gun crimes are taken more seriously in Florida after the Parkland shooting. If you’re charged with a gun crime, you may find that the charges are more serious than you initially thought they would be. But there is still hope if you act quickly.
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The 10-20-Life Law in Florida is a simple way to understand how firearm enhancements work in the state.
In addition, the law increases the mandatory minimum sentences for other offenses. To learn more, contact our offices today.
If you or a loved one have recently been arrested or are being investigated for a crime, odds are you’re feeling stressed, anxious, and scared. The uncertainty of what to do next when you have been accused of a criminal offense can be paralyzing – at a time when it is imperative you take immediate action. The right first step you need to take is to contact me. We provide dedicated and effective defense for our clients through every step of the process.
To own and carry a gun, you must go through the proper channels. That means that you must purchase your gun legally and go through a background check and secure a license if you want to carry the weapon.
Otherwise, if you are stopped by police for any reason and found to be illegally carrying a concealed weapon, you may be charged with a third-degree felony. Third-degree felonies are punishable by up to 5 years in prison, five years of probation, and up to $5,000 in fines.
There are situations where you can carry your gun without a permit, including in your own home, in your business, and while hiking or camping. Otherwise, if you want to carry, you need to go through the proper channels and get a permit.
If you have previously been convicted of a crime and your rights have not been restored, it is illegal to own or possess a firearm. Depending on the situation, you may be charged with a second-degree felony, which is punishable by up to 15 years in prison, 15 years of probation, and a fine of up to $10,000.
If you own a gun, it’s imperative that you store it properly. Otherwise, you may find that others can easily access your gun—and if they do, you may be charged with a crime. Even if you do not permit minors (under 16) in your home to use your firearm, by failing to properly secure your weapon, a judge may find that you are technically allowing access to it.
This offense is considered a second-degree misdemeanor and is punishable by up to 60 days in jail and fines of up to $500.
Showing off a gun in a way that is considered threatening or rude can lead to charges of improper exhibition. This is a first-degree misdemeanor and is punishable by up to one year of jail time, one year of probation, and a fine of up to $1,000.
Most people are in agreement that a school is no place for a gun. Taking a gun to a school or a school-sponsored event or discharging one there can lead to third-degree felony charges.
A third-degree felony is punishable by up to 5 years in prison, five years of probation and/or up to $5,000 in fines.
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