Weapon, Gun Charge Defense Attorney, Hernando County, Florida
Weapons charges are a very serious criminal allegations which should not be taken lightly. If convicted, the penalties for a weapons charge can be quite sever.
In an attempt to rid the streets of weapons and the types of crimes which are often associated with guns and other dangerous weapons, law enforcement and prosecutors aggressively seek to obtain weapons charge convictions.
With offices conveniently located in downtown Brooksville Florida, Morris Law Group provides aggressive weapons charge defense attorney (lawyer) legal services for our clients.
When facing a criminal weapons charge, you need a detailed and aggressive weapons charge defense strategy. It is also important to have a voice of experience on your side. Contact Morris Law Group today by calling 352-796-9999 or fill out the contact form below, to see how we may be able to help you.
Common Weapons Charges / Violations:
- Illegal Possession: Carrying a firearm or gun that is unregistered and/or is not registered in your name is a serious crime. There are also other non-firearm weapons that could constitute illegal possession. There are many factors for a judge to consider when sentencing such as what your intent was for carrying the weapon, and whether or not the defendant had the legal right to purchase a firearm. If the firearm was stolen, the person being charged could be facing more charges and more time added to their sentence.
- Unlawful Discharge: Unlawful discharge of a firearm is discharging a firearm or gun in a place where you are not legally allowed to do so. For example, firing a gun in the air in a residential neighborhood would be considered unlawful discharge. Since all charges associated with guns are considered serious, you should consult with an attorney (lawyer) to advise you of your rights.
- Carrying A Concealed Weapon: It is illegal to carry a concealed weapon in the state of Florida without a permit even if the person has the legal right to own the firearm. If a defendant is caught with a concealed weapon they do not legally own, that person will more than likely be facing a prison sentence. There have been many instances where a defendant borrowed another individual’s vehicle and was found to have a concealed weapon they were not aware of. It is important for a person in this situation to contact the best attorney they can find to represent them in the court of law.
- Brandishing A Firearm: Revealing a firearm to one more individuals in a threatening manner. Even if the person legally owns the firearm they are brandishing and the incident occurs on their own property, they can still be charged with this offense. If the accused offender felt threatened and brandished the firearm as a means to defend themselves, then it is up to the defendant’s legal defense to argue this in front of a judge.
- Illegal Sales Of A Firearm: It is the responsibility of all gun owners and dealers to follow all laws in regards to selling the firearms they own to prevent these weapons from getting in the hands of people who aren’t supposed to have them. If they fail to follow these laws they could be charged with illegal sales of a firearm. If the accused offender cannot legally own a firearm and is caught selling an illegal or stolen firearm, that person could very well be facing years in prison. Legal representation from a skilled weapons charge lawyer is a “priceless” service that could greatly reduce your sentence or have you acquitted of your charges if you are innocent.
- Assault With A Deadly Weapon: To threaten somebody with a firearm or any other object that could be considered a weapon. When a firearm is used, the offender is often charged with this crime for pointing the gun at the alleged victim. Even though the weapon was never actually used to hurt anybody, the accused could be charged with a felony depending on what type of weapon was used.
Federal Weapons Charges / Violations: When a suspect is arrested by a federal agency for weapons charges, those charges are issued and handled by the federal government. Often times these charges are handled by a federal agency such as the ATF for occurring over state lines. Depending on the circumstances and how well the defense presents itself, the federal government has been known to issue harsh, sometimes “mandatory” sentences.
Regarding weapons charge defense legal needs, Morris Law Group has the experience and resources to effectively guide you through the legal process. We always strive to provide the highest standard of legal representation to aggressively defend your legal rights.
If you are facing criminal weapon charges, and need to seek experienced legal advice and representation from a qualified weapons charge defense attorney (lawyer), please call our office to schedule a confidential legal consultation by calling 352-796-9999 or filling out the contact form below.