Firearm Crimes

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Concealed Firearm:

With certain exceptions, it is against the law in Florida to carry a concealed firearm without a concealed weapons permit authorized by the State of Florida. All too often people are improperly or illegally arrested either because the firearm was not legally concealed within the guidelines of the law or case law or the circumstances fit within one of the exceptions of the law. We have a thorough understanding of the law and can assist you if you are charged with a weapons violation.

Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon:

A person previously convicted of a felony may not possess a firearm. The charge, upon conviction, carries with it a sentence of up to fifteen (15) years in the Florida State Prison system. Unfortunately, many people are improperly arrested because of their proximity to a firearm in a vehicle or a home, even if they had no knowledge of the presence of the firearm. Call us to assess your situation and protect your rights.

Aggravated Assault with a Firearm:

In addition, certain crimes such as Aggravated Assault with a Firearm can carry severe penalties which include a three (3) year minimum term of imprisonment.

Potential 10-20-Life Sentencing Guidelines

More severe is the 10-20-life phrase . It means, for the most part, that if a person commits certain crimes and has a firearm (gun) while committing the crime a ten (10) year minimum mandatory sentence is imposed.

If someone commits a crime and fires the gun while committing the crime a twenty (20) year mandatory sentence is imposed.

If someone commits a crime and shoots someone while committing the crime a twenty-five (25) year minimum to life sentence is imposed.

If you have been convicted of a gun charge or firearm charge, contact your Tampa Criminal Defense Law Firm at 813-223-5775.