While it is legal to own a firearm in the State of Florida with a license and proper registration, if you are caught in possession of a gun unlawfully, you could be facing serious criminal charges. If you have been convicted of a firearm or weapons charge in Miami or Hollywood, there’s a chance that you could be facing prison time as well as some serious fines. The RAIN Law Firm can help by providing top-notch service to those in the South Florida area seeking a firearms or weapons attorney.
Firearm & Weapon Crimes
In the State of Florida, firearms and weapons crimes are taken extremely seriously. While it is legal to possess a gun with the correct licensing and documentation, without those, one runs the risk of facing serious jail time. Gun crimes are taken so seriously that a legislation was enacted in an attempt to decrease firearm crimes by placing higher prison sentences on certain crimes.
Those committing felonies or attempted felonies that involve a firearm are given a minimum 10 year sentence in Florida prison. Those committing crimes where a firearm was discharged will face a minimum of 20 years in prison. And crimes committed with a firearm where someone was injured or killed will receive a minimum of 25 years to life in Florida prison.
Illegal Firearm & Weapon Possession
The illegal possession of a firearm or weapon in Florida comes with severe consequences. The rules around weapons possession are strict and the courts are not very forgiving. In Florida, the following rules apply to firearm possession:
- No person who has a history with substance abuse or is deemed a vagrant or mentally incompetent may possess a firearm or weapon.
- No person who is subject to an active domestic violence injunction or charge may possess a firearm.
- No person who has been convicted of a felony may legally possess a weapon or firearm, unless his or her civil rights have been restored.
- No person under the age of 16 can legally possess a firearm, unless the gun is not loaded, at a residence, and the underage person is under the supervision of a parent or guardian.
In the State of Florida, one must obtain a specific permit to be allowed to carry a concealed weapon. Without the permit and license, carrying a firearm or weapon is highly illegal and the consequences are largely unforgiving. The concealed weapon attorneys at the RAIN Law Firm will fight for a reduced sentence.
If you are located in any of the following locations, the RAIN Law Firm can help you with your case:
- Fort Lauderdale
- Miami Beach
- Pembroke Pines
- Miami Lakes
- Sunny Isles
- Hallandale Beach
- Broward County
- Miami-Dade County
The lawyers at the RAIN Law Firm are proud to have over 35 years of experience handling cases involving firearms and weapons. These decades of experience has taught our criminal law attorneys how the South Florida courts work and ables them to create a detailed, comprehensive defense. If you are facing weapon or firearm charges in South Florida, you need to call the RAIN Law Firm for a FREE consultation.
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Hollywood, Florida 33020