Firearm and Weapon Lawyers Kissimmee

Kissimmee Criminal Defense Lawyers

The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution grants citizens the right to bear arms to protect themselves against any threat to their well-being or personal freedom. However, we do not have the right to use weapons in an unsafe or harmful manner. Florida has strict laws to govern offenses involving guns, firearms, and other deadly weapons to ensure the safety of its citizens. An arrest for any of these offenses is serious and can severely affect your future.

The dedicated firearm and weapon lawyers in Kissimmee Fl at Perez LaSure Law will protect your rights if you face firearm or weapon charges. Attorney Migdalia Perez and Attorney Kim LaSure have spent their entire careers defending those accused of crimes. With their knowledge and dedication, Perez LaSure Law has helped countless clients achieve favorable outcomes through strong advocacy and by promoting fairness and equality in the courtroom. 

Misdemeanor and Felony Weapon Charges

While many gun and weapons crimes are felonies in Florida, you can also be charged with a misdemeanor for some offenses. The charges are based on the severity of the crime and the individual’s criminal history. For example, the improper exhibition of dangerous weapons or firearms is charged as a first-degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine. Assault with a deadly weapon is classified as a third-degree felony offense, punishable by up to five years in prison, probation, and a $5,000 fine. Repeat offenders typically have longer sentences based on their criminal history.

The Impact of a Permanent Criminal Record

The consequences of a gun or weapons arrest in Florida can have a lasting effect on your life. In addition to the legal penalties, collateral consequences are life-changing and far-reaching. They may include loss or restriction of professional licenses, ineligibility for housing, student loans, financial aid, difficulty finding employment, and even loss or limited parental rights. Our Kissimmee firearm and weapon attorneys at Perez LaSure Law will fight to preserve your reputation, record, and future.

Common Gun and Weapon Charges in Florida are:

  • Assault with a Deadly Weapon
  • Possession or Discharge of a Firearm at a School-Sponsored Event
  • Improper Exhibition of Dangerous Weapons or Firearms
  • Firearm Possession by a Felon
  • Allowing a Minor to Access a Loaded Firearm
  • Discharging a Firearm in Public or on Residential Property

Florida’s 10-20-Life Statute

For certain felonies, the use or attempted use of a firearm or destructive device carries a mandatory minimum sentence. If a perpetrator carries a gun during a crime, the sentence is a minimum of ten years imprisonment. If a perpetrator discharges a gun during a crime, the sentence is a minimum of 20 years imprisonment. If an individual is seriously hurt or killed as a result of a firearm discharge during a crime, the penalty is a mandatory 25 years to life imprisonment.

Examples of crimes under the 10-20-Life Statute are murder, sexual battery, robbery, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, aggravated child abuse, aggravated abuse of an older adult or disabled adult, and home invasion robbery.

Perez LaSure Law: Fighting Criminal Charges with Confidence

Florida’s gun and weapon laws are complex. Recent changes allow individuals to carry guns and weapons without a concealed weapons permit, creating confusion among residents and visitors. You may misunderstand the updated law and be unaware that you have broken the law. At Perez LaSure Law, we are well-versed in Florida’s evolving firearm and weapon laws and Second Amendment rights and can aggressively defend you. We want to hear your story and ensure your voice is heard. If you or a loved one has been arrested on gun or weapon charges, you need legal representation that is experienced and knowledgeable in Florida law. We are that firm.

Contact Perez LaSure Law at (407) 204-9917 to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your legal options at our Kissimmee, Florida, office. We stand ready to fight for your rights.

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