Our Legal Team Defends Floridians against Weapons Charges in Clermont, Inverness and Tavares
Protecting your gun rights under the U.S. Constitution and Florida law
The U.S. Supreme Court has held that the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees Americans a right to bear arms. The federal and state governments, however, can place reasonable restrictions on this right to protect citizens from harm.
Violation of Florida’s weapons laws may result in a first-degree misdemeanor or a third-degree felony. The attorneys at Largey Law aggressively represent defendants charged with weapons violations. We candidly advise you about your options for fighting gun charges.
Gun permit violations
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issues concealed weapon permits to applicants who meet the statutory requirements. The permit allows you to carry a concealed handgun, electronic weapon, tear-gas gun, knife or billy club — but not a machine gun.
You generally are not allowed to carry weapons in the open except when hunting, fishing, camping or target shooting. Concealed weapons are prohibited in certain places, including bars, police stations, courthouses, polling places, universities and airport terminals.
Using a firearm in commission of a crime
Carrying a weapon during a crime increases the penalties. Florida’s “10-20-life” law requires courts to impose a mandatory minimum sentence of:
- Ten years in prison if the defendant committed certain felonies — including murder, sexual battery, robbery, burglary, arson, aggravated assault, carjacking or kidnapping — while carrying a firearm or destructive device
- 15 years in prison if the firearm used in the felony was a semiautomatic with a high-capacity magazine or a machine gun
- 20 years in prison if the accused fired the gun
- 25 years to life in prison if the accused fired the gun and seriously injured or killed another person
Defenses to weapons charges
Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law allows the use of deadly force to defend yourself and does not require you to retreat from a dangerous situation. You may also have a self-defense argument if you shot an intruder during a home invasion.
Preservation of exculpatory evidence is crucial to protect your rights. Our team conducts a thorough investigation to gather evidence that supports your defense.
We help preserve your state and federal gun rights in Tavares, Inverness and Clermont
To protect your rights in a gun-related criminal prosecution, call Largey Law at 352.508.1485 or contact the firm online. Your initial consultation is free, and our attorneys can accommodate your schedule with after-hours appointments. Our firm has offices in Tavares, Inverness and Clermont to serve clients throughout Central Florida. We make home and jail visits. Se habla español.