Arrested with a gun in Palm Beach County – Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, West Palm areas ? Here’s what to expect from a firearm charge…
Despite the Second Amendment assuring all American citizens the right to bear arms, there are many regulations concerning how, when, and where you can carry or use your firearm. Florida has some of the toughest gun laws in the country. So, just what to expect from a firearm charge in Palm Beach County? Possession of a gun during the commission of a crime means there is a very real possibility of being sentenced to significant prison time. In fact, simply carrying a concealed firearm without a license and without committing a crime can also result in incarceration.
Committing a crime while possessing, brandishing, or discharging a firearm significantly increases the severity of that crime. Possession of a firearm while committing a violent crime has a punishment of a mandatory 10-year prison sentence. Discharging a firearm while committing a violent crime, whether harming someone or not, is punished by a mandatory 20 year prison sentence. Shooting someone during the commission of a violent felony has a punishment of a mandatory 25-year prison sentence. However, the Stand Your Ground Law presents a defense, complete immunity to that rule. The law asserts that if you feel that your life is threatened, and need to use your firearm to protect yourself then discharging your gun is justified.
The risks are severe.
Hiring a criminal defense attorney who is aggressive and knowledgeable in firearm offenses is an absolute necessity. Are you facing gun related charges? I have successfully defended many in the same position. Contact me. I will fight to protect your rights.
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