West Palm Beach Possession of a Weapon by a Convicted Felon Defense
Being convicted of a felony carries life-long penalties, regardless of whether or not you serve even one day in prison. One of the greatest impacts a felony conviction can have is that you can no longer lawfully posses many different types of weapons or ammunition or any concealed weapon unless and until you have your civil rights restored. Many types of felonies, especially violent crimes are ineligible for civil rights restoration, essentially meaning you are barred from possessing weapons for life. If you have been previously convicted of a felony and are unsure of your civil rights situation, please call us today to speak with one of our lawyers about a free consultation.
What is the penalty for being a convicted felon found in possession of a weapon?
Under Florida Statute §790.23, possession of firearms, ammunitions, Tasers, and any concealed weapon is illegal. This offense is punishable as second-degree felony, which means you can be sentenced to up to 15 years in state prison. Moreover, each and every weapon or piece of ammunition found in your possession at the time of your arrest can be charged as a separate count by the government, and each count is punishable by up to 15 years in state prison.
The criminal defense lawyers at Prestia Holtz P.A. have a wealth of experience in dealing with these types of cases, and understand the very stiff penalties that they can carry. Moreover, we know the various defenses that can be raised to such charges inside and out. BY using our experience, we can quickly determine what defenses may apply to your cases and develop a strategy to best employ those defenses to your benefit. If you or a loved one is facing these very serious charges, call us today for a free consultation with one of our lawyers to discuss your case.