Gainesville Weapon Crime Lawyers
40+ Years of Combined Experience
At the Law Offices of Edwards & Jones, our Gainesville weapon charge attorneys fight aggressively to protect our clients’ rights and achieve a favorable outcome in every case we take on. From your free initial consultation through the resolution of your case, we provide straightforward, honest legal counsel. You can remain confident that we are committed to resolving your case effectively.
Types of Weapon Charges & Their Penalties
There are essentially two types of weapon charges in Florida. The first pertains to the unlawful possession of a gun. The second type involves the use of a firearm during a separate crime, like an assault or robbery.
According to Florida state law, it is a crime to possess a gun without a valid license. Carrying a gun in public without a license and concealed carry permit is charged as a felony, which can result in a five-year prison sentence and up to a $5,000 fine.
The penalties for weapons charges become even steeper when the weapon is used while committing another crime. Florida’s 10/20/life system imposes mandatory minimum prison sentences based on what part a gun played in the crime.
Per the minimum sentencing guidelines:
- Using a gun during the commission of a felony is penalized by a minimum of 10 years in jail
- Firing a weapon while committing the crime can result in 20 years imprisonment
- Shooting someone while committing a felony could lead to 25 years in prison or possibly a life sentence
Contact Our Gainesville Weapon Crime Lawyers Today
If you or a loved one has been charged with a gun crime, contact Law Offices of Edwards & Jones immediately. Our criminal defense attorneys have more than 40 years of combined experience handling these and other criminal cases. We are available around the clock to discuss your case and to answer all your questions about your charges.
Call (352) 329-3632 now to schedule a free consultation. We offer the convenience of same-day appointments.
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