Ocala Firearm Offenses Attorney

In the State of Florida, there are a number of crimes a person can be charged with involving firearms. Convictions for some types of firearm offenses usually require severe penalties including mandatory terms of imprisonment. The three (3) most commonly charged firearm offenses are Carrying a Concealed Firearm, Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, and Possession of a Firearm during the commission of a Felony Offense.

Carrying a Concealed Firearm

In the State of Florida, a person must have a valid weapons permit to possess a concealed firearm. The crime of Possession of a Concealed Firearm without such a permit is categorized as a third degree felony, punishable by up to five (5) years imprisonment and/or a five thousand dollar fine. There are numerous legal issues that arise in this type of case. Many factors that may be considered in determining the existence of a valid legal defense. These factors include but are not limited to the location of the firearm, whether the firearm was properly secured, and the manner in which it was concealed.

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What are the possible ways my case may be resolved?

Typically, criminal cases are resolved in one of the following ways; The State Drops the Charges Being proactive and hiring an experienced defense attorney quickly may led to the State dropping your case.  For example, the fact that the police make an arrest does not...

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What happens if the police didn’t read me my rights?

On television you typically hear the police advise a person being arrested of their rights (known as Miranda rights) as they are being handcuffed. This is not how it happens in real life. In fact, the police are not required to advise an arrested person of these...

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When are the police allowed to search me?

Typically, the police can only search you or your property if you give consent, there is a search warrant or the search is incident to a lawful arrest. Please note that there are other limited circumstances in which a search may be lawful and that it is important to...

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What is an arraignment?

An arraignment is the procedure where the state attorney announces the formal charges in your case and you enter a plea of guilty or not guilty. At a misdemeanor arraignment, the State may offer you a plea deal and the court will allow you to enter a plea of guilty or...

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What is the difference between a felony and misdemeanor?

In Florida, crimes are ranked in terms of severity and the maximum penalties that may be imposed if an accused is convicted of that particular crime. Misdemeanors are less serious charges and are handled in county court. They are generally punishable by up to one(1)...

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