The Florida Constitution and the Second Amendment protect the right to bear arms, but these rights have limitations. Many firearm violations are filed as felonies and will lead to long-term consequences if you are convicted. If you are charged with a firearm offense, you must ensure your rights are protected by a criminal defense lawyer with extensive experience at trial. At Correa & Martinez Trial Lawyers, our approach to firearms charges is professional, personalized, and focused on seeking the best possible outcome.
Felon in possession of a firearm
Any individual who has a felony conviction and is caught in possession of a firearm will be facing a felony firearms charge, punishable by up to 15 years of incarceration in state prison. This serious criminal charge may be filed if a firearm is found in the home, car, or other locations believed to be under the control of a convicted felon. The accused individual may or may not have been aware of the presence of the firearm, but once an arrest has been made, there is no option other than hiring the best trial lawyer you can find – your future freedom will depend on the talent, knowledge, and trial skills of your attorney.