The Second Amendment gives citizens the right to bear arms in the United States, however, you should be aware that weapons charges are some of the most aggressively prosecuted charges in Florida and the United States as a whole.
A weapons charge is an extremely serious offense. Florida law in particular, mandates severe penalties for those convicted of certain weapons offenses. Section 775.087 mandates 10/20/Life for no less than 17 types of offenses committed while in possession of a firearm. Defendants convicted of such charges receive 10 years if they merely possessed a firearm during the crime, 20 years for discharge of a firearm during the crime, and a life sentence for killing or inflicting injury with a gun during the crime. The statute requires the minimum prison term for weapons charges to be served consecutively to any other prison terms imposed for crimes committed not at the same time. A conviction on a weapons is extremely serious and a qualified attorney should be consulted in order to help you avoid or minimize the penalties you, or a loved one, are facing.
Mr. Dunn has handled many of these types of cases. His expertise includes:
- Improper Exhibition of a Firearm or Weapon
- Carrying a Concealed Firearm
- Carrying a Concealed Weapon
- Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
- Discharging a Firearm in Public
Florida Statutes Concerning Weapons and Firearms Chapter 790
Florida Department of Law Enforcement –
A Florida governmental agency that promotes public safety by preventing, investigating and solving crimes. The Department is located at:
2331 Phillips Road
Tallahassee, Florida 32308
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives –
This national law enforcement agency protects United States citizens from violent crimes and the illegal use and trafficking of firearms.
If you or a loved one have been charged with a weapons offense, call The DUNN Law Firm at 941-866-4352for a free consultation to discuss your case.