Federal Felon in Possession of Firearm Criminal Defense Attorney to Fight your South Florida Charge
We know that having a run-in with the law for possession of a firearm as a federal felon can be difficult and frustrating. We understand you’re here because you may be facing criminal charges, jail time, or are possibly being investigated for a crime related to firearm possession.
What is a Federal Felon in Possession of Firearm Crime in Florida?
It is illegal for someone previously convicted of a felony to be in possession of a gun or firearm in the state of Florida.
If you were previously convicted of a federal felony, and then are found in possession of a gun or firearm in South Florida there are legal consequences.
According to Florida statute 790.23:
It’s illegal for anyone to own or to have in their possession a gun, firearm ammunition, any electric weapon, a concealed weapon, tear gas or a chemical weapon if that person was previously:
- Convicted of a felony in Florida
- Convicted of or found to have committed a Federal Felony crime
- Under 24-years-old and found to have committed a delinquent act that would be a felony in Florida
- Under 24-years-old and found to have committed a felony level crime in another state or area in which the crime had a punishment of more than 1 year in jail or prison
- Found guilty of a criminal offense that is a felony in another state, territory, or country and which was punishable by more than 1 year in prison.
In the state of Florida, therefore, you cannot possess or own a firearm if you were previously convicted of a felony state crime in Florida, or a federal felony crime, and even if you were convicted of a crime in another state.
CONSEQUENCES OF FEDERAL FELON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM CRIME IN FLORIDA
If you are facing firearm possession charges as someone previously convicted of a federal felony in Florida, this should not be taken lightly.
You are looking at serious punishments and charges due to your federal felony history.
- Possession of a firearm as a federal felon means you could be charged with a second-degree felony in Florida.
- You could face anywhere from a 3 year minimum prison sentence to up to 15 years in prison. You are also looking at possible probation time of up to 15 years.
- An additional penalty can include up to $10,000 in fines.
FEDERAL FELON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY IN SOUTH FLORIDA
If you are charged with being in possession of a firearm as a federal felon, don’t panic. You’re in the right place.
While you are facing harsh punishments, such as up to 15 years in prison, our experienced and determined federal criminal attorneys will fight your case attentively and with great devotion.
We have rich experience defending people with federal felony records when in possession of a firearm and will ensure that we do everything we can for your case to have the best possible outcome.
Federal Felon in Possession of Firearm Defense Strategies
- Lack of Knowledge: You cannot be convicted of being in possession of a firearm as a federal felon unless the Florida State prosecutor can prove that you were aware that you possessed such a weapon. We can argue that you had no knowledge that the firearm was even in your reach. For example, if your roommate moved out and left a gun behind, we can argue that you were unaware they even owned a gun.
Free Federal Felon in Possession of Firearm Defense Strategy Session in South Florida
Contact us for help in any type of case dealing with a federal felon in possession of a firearm. Our attorneys are well-aware of your rights and work to make sure that those rights are not violated and are thoroughly defended. We’re here to help fight for & defend your future so you can keep living the life you love.
You are not just another case at Rossen Law Firm, we work with you personally and our defense strategies take into account both who you are and all the unique elements of your case.
We offer FREE strategy sessions so you know how we’ll work to get the best possible result on your felony case for you.
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