A tragic thing it is to hear when children are left in the presence of dangerous weapons, especially those who are far too young to even understand what can happen if wrongly handled with. Sadly, this is the exact situation that led to the death of a 6 year old boy, after his 4 year old playmate got ahold of .22 caliber rifle in New Jersey. At this time, investigators are still uncertain as to how this little kid obtained the weapon; though the state laws explicitly claim that all weapons must be out of the reach of a minor.
Somehow the little boy wandered inside his home and got ahold of the weapon, and the gun went off, killing a neighborhood boy who was sitting outside in a go-kart; the bullet went straight through his head. At this time it is uncertain as to whether there will be criminal charges against the boy for his actions, or against his family for what happened.
Weapons crimes in the state of Florida vary on the situation, however if an individual is convicted of a crime it may result in severe penalties with the law. Whether your young child is facing juvenile criminal charges for using a deadly weapon, or you are a parent who is being held responsible for a similar situation because you field to lock up the weapons property, contact an experience Tampa criminal defense attorney at Thomas & Paulk, P.A. today. Our firm is equipped to help you fight to protect your rights and your future.
Our firm is equipped to help those who have been arrested for a number of criminal charges, and we will do whatever it takes to prove your case. While we can never make a guarantee for the outcome of a case, you can rest assured that we will do everything in our power to fight for your case and protect your rights. Call us today for more information, and to discuss fighting for your future!