The right to bear arms in the United States exists because guns and other weapons, when used properly and safely, can be useful and protective tools. However, we do not have the right to use weapons in an unsafe or harmful manner. Florida has put laws into place to govern offenses involving guns, firearms, and other deadly weapons to ensure the safety of its citizens. An arrest for one of these charges can severely affect your future, as well as your right to arms. The dedicated criminal defense attorneys at Perez LaSure Law will help protect your rights as an American if you are facing weapon charges.
Penalties for Weapon Charges
If you are facing weapon or gun charges in Florida, prepare for the punitive nature of the laws of the state. Both the unlawful carry of a concealed weapon that is not a firearm and improper exhibition of dangerous weapons or firearms are first-degree misdemeanor charges punishable by up to a year in jail and/or a $1,000 fine. Assault with a deadly weapon or the unlawful concealed carry of a firearm is a third-degree felony offense, punishable by up to five years in prison and/or a $5,000 fine.
Depending on the case, it is either a first or second-degree felony if a felon or delinquent is found in violation of the laws governing firearm possession. A second-degree felony in Florida comes with up to 15 years in prison and $10,000 in fines, while a first-degree felony carries penalties of up to 30 years or life in prison and $10,000 in fines.
We Handle a Variety of Cases
No matter the charge, the consequences for a gun or weapons charge in Florida can have a lasting effect on your life. The criminal defense attorneys at Perez LaSure Law will fight to preserve your record and your future, and have the experience to handle a variety of weapon charge cases, including:
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Carrying a concealed weapon
- Improper Exhibition of Dangerous Weapons or Firearms
- Firearm Possession by a Felon
We are on Your Side
We understand that sometimes there are gray areas when it comes to weapon charges, especially when it involves the use of a gun. That’s why we want to aid you in presenting the full story, and make sure that your right to bear arms is not taken away. If you or a loved one are facing weapon charges, contact us to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your legal options. Get in touch and we will get back to you as soon as possible.