Tampa Gun Crime Attorneys
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If you're facing gun charges, the quality of the rest of your life is at risk. Gun crime convictions are serious, and they are typically accompanied by significant penalties such as time in jail and fines. At Thomas & Paulk, our Tampa gun crime lawyers know your future is on the line. We believe everyone deserves a fair trial, and we'll never settle for anything but that for you. Our team has helped thousands of clients, and we're ready to help you!
Gun Crimes in Florida
Gun crimes occur when a firearm is illegally possessed or sold. In Florida, it is illegal for people to sell or distribute guns without valid licensing. People who sell and distribute firearms may do so in small quantities or be involved in large-scale operations. Whether it is 1 or 100 guns, it is a felony.
Common firearm and weapons crimes include the following:
- Carrying an unlicensed or concealed firearm
- Discharge of a weapon at a school
- Illegal possession by a felon
- Illegal exhibition of firearms
- Allowing minors to have access to weapons
Florida Weapons Crime Punishments
Misdemeanor gun crimes are punishable by penalties such as:
- 60 day to 1 year in jail
- Fines of $500 to $1,000
- Up to 1 year of probation
Felony gun crimes carry penalties such as the following:
- Up to five years in prison
- Up to five years of probation
- Up to $5,000 in fines
Florida imposes harsh penalties on felons convicted of possessing a firearm. Sentences can include 15 years in prison, 15 years of probation, and $10,000 in fines.
Florida has severe penalties for crimes committed with the possession or use of guns. Known as weapon enhancements, these can add years to a prison sentence.
Florida weapon enhancements are as follows:
- At least 10 years in prison for carrying a weapon during a violent crime.
- At least 20 years in prison for discharging a weapon during a violent crime.
- At least 25 years in prison when a weapon injures or kills someone during a violent crime.
Choose Experienced Tampa Gun Crime Defense Lawyers
If you have been charged with illegal sale and distribution of guns in Tampa, it is imperative that you hire a qualified criminal defense attorney. Cases involving the sale and distribution of guns can be challenging to litigate and will always be vigorously pursued by law enforcement. You need skilled legal counsel. Thomas & Paulk is a Tampa criminal defense law firm proud to help clients contest their Florida sale and distribution of guns charges. Our founding attorneys have over 40 years of cumulative experience to apply to your case.
To learn more about your rights and options in the face of gun crime charges in the Tampa area, call (813) 321-7323 or contact us online today.
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