In the State of Florida, there are a number of crimes a person can be charged with involving firearms. Convictions for some types of firearm offenses usually require severe penalties including mandatory terms of imprisonment. The three most commonly charged firearm offenses are Carrying a Concealed firearm, Possession of a Firearm by a Felon , and Possession of a Firearm during the commission of a Felony Offense.
Carrying a Concealed Firearm:
In the State of Florida, a person must have a valid weapons permit to possess a concealed firearm. The crime of Possession of a Concealed Firearm without such a permit is categorized as a third degree felony, punishable by up to five (5) years imprisonment and/or a five thousand dollar fine. There are numerous legal issues that arise in this type of case. Many factors that may be considered in determining the existence of a valid legal defense. These factors include but are not limited to the location of the firearm, whether the firearm was properly secured, and the manner in which it was concealed. To speak with one of the experienced criminal defense attorneys at Fletcher & Proctor, contact us today.
Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Felon: