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Explaining Florida Weapons Charges

If you have been arrested and accused of violating Florida's criminal statute for the unlawful possession, unlawful discharge, unlawful use or the illegal sale of firearms, you are facing a serious legal problem. Florida laws are strict when it comes to the illegal use of firearms, and when faced with Florida weapons charges, it is in your best interest to immediately call a Fort Lauderdale criminal attorney.

Crimes Involving a Weapon

I handle a variety of weapons offenses throughout the state. For example, if you've been arrested for any of the following, I and can assist you:

  • Unlawful discharge of a firearm
  • Unlawful possession of a firearm
  • Unlawful sale of a firearm
  • The use of a weapon in the commission of a crime
  • Possession of a firearm or weapon in the commission of a crime
  • Possession or use of a firearm by a convicted felon

Some weapons charges carry minimum-mandatory prison sentences. Law enforcement officers and prosecutors will fight to impose the maximum penalty against you, so you will need an experienced criminal defense attorney fighting for you. Call me today to discuss your case. The consultation is free.

10-20-Life Penalties

Florida has what are referred to as “10-20-life” penalties associated with gun charges. If you carry a gun during the commission of certain types of crimes, you are subject to a minimum of 10 years in prison. If you fire a gun during the commission of certain types of crimes, you are subject to a minimum of 20 years in prison. And if you shoot someone during the commission of a crime and cause at least great bodily harm, you are subject to spending a minimum of 25 years in prison and a maximum of the rest of your life in prison. Let Lloyd H. Golburgh use his skill and experience for you.

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