Florida’s Permitless Carry Law and Felons—What You Need to Know

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Florida’s Permitless Carry Law and Felons—What You Need to Know

Florida’s new permitless carry law has sparked many questions regarding its impact on various groups, including felons. In this article, we address the common concerns surrounding the law’s effect on felons, their ability to possess firearms, and the legal consequences they may face. As a leading criminal defense law firm in Florida, Rossen Law Firm is dedicated to keeping you informed and providing expert legal guidance on such crucial matters.

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Does Florida’s new permitless carry law allow for felons to carry firearms?

No, Florida’s new permitless carry law does not allow felons to carry firearms. The law applies only to individuals who are over the age of 21 and are not otherwise prohibited from possessing a firearm. Felons are typically barred from possessing firearms under both federal and state laws. The permitless carry law does not change these restrictions, and felons found in possession of a firearm can still face criminal charges.

Which Florida law bars felons from possessing firearms?

Florida law specifically bars felons from possessing firearms under Florida Statute 790.23. This statute makes it illegal for convicted felons to possess firearms, ammunition, or electric weapons/devices.

What crime is committed by a felon who possesses a firearm in Florida?

The crime committed by a felon who possesses a firearm is known as “Felon in Possession of a Firearm.” If a felon is found to be in possession of a firearm in Florida, they can be charged with a second-degree felony.

What are the penalties for a felon found in possession of a firearm in Florida?

The penalties for a second-degree felony in Florida include:

  • Up to 15 years in prison
  • Up to 15 years of probation
  • A fine of up to $10,000

It is important to note that these penalties can be more severe if the individual has a prior criminal history or if the firearm possession is connected to the commission of another crime. The permitless carry law does not change these restrictions or penalties for felons found in possession of a firearm.

How can Rossen Law Firm help felons facing firearm possession charges?

If you or a loved one is a felon facing firearm possession charges in Florida, it is crucial to seek experienced legal representation. Rossen Law Firm is well-versed in Florida’s firearm laws and has a track record of successfully defending clients in similar situations. Our team will work diligently to protect your rights, explore all possible defenses, and provide the best possible outcome for your case.

Contact Rossen Law Firm today to schedule a strategy session and discuss your legal options. Our team is ready to provide the expert guidance and representation you need during this challenging time.

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