Gun Crime Attorneys in Jacksonville
Serving Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach and clients throughout Florida
10-20-Life is a slogan which represents the status of Florida’s sentencing guidelines for gun-related crimes. Possession of a firearm while committing a crime results in a 10-year minimum mandatory sentence, firing a gun while committing a crime results in a 20-year minimum sentence, and shooting someone while committing a crime results in a 25-year to life minimum sentence.
An Illegal Firearm
In Florida it is a crime to own or possess an illegal gun. Some guns such as hunting rifles and long barrel shotguns are legal guns. Other guns such as “sawed-off” shotguns, short-barreled rifles, or machine guns are illegal without proper licenses.
Having an illegal firearm in Florida is a very serious offense. There are different circumstances that accompany the illegal possession of a gun that can lead to different consequences.
Florida allows concealed carry permit holders to legally carry concealed firearms and weapons. Non-permit holders are allowed to transport firearms for legal purposes, however, the firearms must be transported in a legal manner.
There is a misconception that to legally carry a firearm in a vehicle the firearm may only be accessible through a two-step process. This is NOT true. At times, LAW ABIDING CITIZENS are arrested and charged with carrying a concealed weapon or firearm because a police officer or prosecutor does not understand either Florida law or the U. S. Constitution.
You can still be charged with either a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the circumstances surrounding the possession of a concealed weapon without a permit. Our criminal attorneys understand your “right to bear arms” and will fight to defend your rights.
Do Not Risk Your Freedom – Contact a Gun Crime Attorney Today!
If you or a loved one has been arrested for a gun crime in Florida, the punishments are too severe to risk it. The Gun Crime Attorneys in Jacksonville at Hardesty, Tyde, Green & Ashton, P. A. offer dedicated defenses to our clients for all firearm, gun and weapons charges.
Contact our offices today to learn more about how we can help you get a favorable outcome with your gun-related charge.