You Are Innocent Until Proven Guilty
Gun crimes in Florida carry serious penalties that can put your freedom at risk. Gun crimes also carry a minimum mandatory prison sentence. As a seasoned Jacksonville gun crimes attorney, I have helped countless local residents in situations similar to yours over the years. As a member of the USCCA (US Concealed Carry Ass'n.) rapid response attorney program, I take calls at any time from a USCCA member in the middle of a gun incident and give immediate advice and USCCA pays the bill. I am intimately familiar with the interplay between your 2nd Amendment Constitutional rights and Florida's gun laws. I fight for the rights of my clients in Jacksonville, Duval County, and St. Johns County.
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The Right to Bear Arms
The U.S. Constitution gives you the right to bear arms, however, this right is in danger of being stripped from you. Florida residents have had their weapons confiscated for a variety of reasons. Many residents have been charged with a gun crime while transporting their firearms. Florida allows residents to carry a firearm, securely encased in their vehicle for transport. Many times police officers misinterpret the law and charge the individual with a gun crime. As a law-abiding citizen, you are granted the right to possess a legal firearm. I am dedicated and determined to protect your right to bear arms.
Common gun charges in Florida include:
- Improper exhibition of firearm
- Carrying a concealed gun without a license
- Discharging or possessing a firearm in a school
- Giving a minor (16 and younger) access to a firearm
- Gun possession as a convicted felon
If you have been charged or are under investigation of a gun crime, schedule a consultation to protect your right.
Understanding 10-20-Life Law
Florida Statute 775.087, also known as the 10-20-Life Law, is a sentencing law for gun crimes. This Florida statute states that if you pull out a gun under certain circumstances, you are given a minimum jail sentence of 10 years. If you fire a weapon, you are given a 20-year jail sentence. And, if you fire your weapon at somebody, you can be given a jail sentence of 25 years to life. Due to the severe jail sentences associated with gun crimes in Jacksonville, it is highly recommended that you seek legal services immediately.
With proper representation, you may be able to avoid the harsh penalties that a gun crime carries. Schedule a case review today to find out how!