Possession of Weapon and Firearms Lawyers in Miami, FL Protecting Your Freedoms
There are serious legal consequences for gun crimes which can include a concealed weapon or a concealed firearm. Giving a minor access to a deadly weapon can also have its own criminal charges. Criminal defense lawyers have all of the necessary information and skills to ensure that your gun crime case is handled as best as possible. Firearms can have serious consequences based on Florida statutes, and possible felony charges. Contact Piotrowski Law today at 305-204-5000 to set up your free consultation with one of our skilled attorneys.
What Falls Under Unlawful Possession Of A Firearm?
A weapon is any object that can be used to threaten or harm another person, while a firearm is a type of weapon that uses bullets and is typically fired from a gun. If you are found in possession of a firearm or weapon without proper documentation or license, you may be charged with a felony. In some cases, even if you have a valid license to carry the weapon, there are still restrictions on where and how you can transport it. It is important to speak with an experienced attorney who can help guide you through the process and protect your right to bear arms.
There are a variety of scenarios in which you could be charged with unlawful possession of a firearm:
- You are found in possession of a weapon or firearm without a license or permit
- You are caught transporting a weapon or firearm in violation of state or federal law
- You are in possession of a weapon or firearm that has been banned in your state
What Penalties Can I Get For Taking A Firearm To An Illegal Location?
Penalties for unlawful possession of a firearm can vary depending on the location in which you entered illegally. Typically, however, you can expect to face jail time and/or a fine if convicted. In some cases, you may also have your weapon confiscated by the authorities. Some examples of illegal locations for firearms are:
- Any place of nuisance; places where illegal activity is occurring
- Any police, sheriff, or highway patrol station
- Any detention facility, prison, or jail
- Any courthouse or courtroom
- Any polling place
- Any Legislative committee
- Any school administration building or event
- Inside the passenger terminal of any airport
If you have been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, it is important to contact an experienced attorney who can help you understand the charges against you and build a strong defense. The attorneys at Piotrowski Law have years of experience handling these types of cases and will fight to protect your rights every step of the way.
Are All Weapons Charges the Same?
No, not all weapons charges are the same. The type of charge you face will depend on the specifics of your case, including the type of weapon involved and your criminal history. If you are facing weapon charges, it is important to contact an experienced attorney who can help you understand the charges against you and build a strong defense. The attorneys at Piotrowski Law have years of experience handling these types of cases and will fight to protect your rights every step of the way.
Illegal possession of weapons and firearms can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony. If you have had previous charges and are a previous felon, you must serve a minimum sentence of 3 years in prison and can have a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison. If you have allowed someone under the age of 16 to possess a firearm, that is considered a second-degree misdemeanor and can be punishable by up to 60 days in prison.
If the person possessing the weapon has no license to do so, it’s considered a third-degree felony and can have a penalty of up to 5 years in prison, up to 5 years of probation, and up to $5,000 in fines. Carrying a concealed weapon other than a firearm is considered a first-degree misdemeanor and can have a penalty of up to 1 year in jail, up to 1 year of probation, and up to $1,000 in fines. If you have possession of a weapon or a weapon misfires at a school or school event, it is a third-degree felony and can have a sentence of up to 5 years in jail, up to 5 years in probation, and up to $5,000 in fines. If you have previously been a convicted felon, you can have a sentence of up to 15 years in prison, up to 15 years of probation, and up to $10,000 in fines. Florida law also states that all of the sentences can be combined or given individually.
What Can a Criminal Defense Lawyer Do For My Firearms and Weapons Case?
If you have been charged with a crime related to firearms or weapons, it is important to contact an experienced attorney who can help you understand the charges against you and build a strong defense. The attorneys at Piotrowski Law have years of experience handling these types of cases and will fight to protect your rights every step of the way.
Some of the ways we can help include:
- Investigating the charges against you
- Identifying any constitutional violations that may have occurred
- Aiming for a lower prison sentence
- Reviewing the evidence against you
- Interviewing witnesses
- Building a strong defense
- Advocating for you in court.
Don’t risk your freedom by trying to navigate criminal justice alone. Contact the skilled attorneys at Piotrowski Law at 305-204-5000 to review and set up a game plan for your case today.