Weapons and Firmarm Charges


All State and Federal laws specify that there should be no infringement of the people’s right to keep and bear arms. There are, however, several laws in Florida that restrict where you can carry guns and other firearms, and how you can use them. If you don’t abide by these conditions you will face criminal charges.

If you’re charged or arrested for a weapon or weapon-related crime, it can have severe consequences. You could risk the right to bear arms. Under these conditions, maintaining an accomplished gun crime attorney in Brevard County, Florida is important. The Law Office of John Vernon Moore, P.A. is here to help.

Weapons and Firearms Charges in Florida

The police in Florida can make an arrest if he or she has probable cause or even reasonable suspicion to believe a person is carrying a concealed weapon-even in the absence of a warrant for arrest. Carrying a concealed weapon is seen as a violation of peace.

Firearms and weapons offenses can include:

  • Improper display of a dangerous firearm or weapon 
  • Discharging a firearm in public
    Carrying a concealed weapon
  • Usage of firearms while under the influence
  • Prohibition to use of a firearm against a law enforcement officer

Under Florida law, most of the weapons violations are felonies. For example, carrying a concealed firearm is a third-degree felony and punishable by up to five years in state jail and up to $5,000 in fine. The several other felony offences that could be connected with firearms: aggravated assault, aggravated battery, battery on a law enforcement officer, murder, robbery, etc. all have the potential to be very serious and, if the defendant is convicted, result in years or even life in jail. The use of a gun and the injury or killing of a victim in the execution of a crime is punishable to life for 25 years.

Get in touch with our expert Gun Crime Attorney in Florida

You must consider the charge of a firearm or weapons offense seriously and hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as you know that you are being prosecuted or charged with such a crime. We, at Law Office of John Vernon Moore, P.A. will analyze your case closely to assess the best approach for protecting you against charges including firearms and weapons offenses.

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