Defense for Weapons & Firearms Crimes in Orlando
While every citizen has the right to bear arms, there are still many laws in place to control the use, sale, and possession of weapons and firearms. When a person violates weapons law, or when a person commits a crime with a weapon, they will face very serious criminal charges. When abused, weapons and firearms can lead to severe injuries and of course death. As a result, federal, state, and local law enforcement officials and prosecutors take weapons and firearms charges very seriously, and will not hesitate to prosecute offenders to the fullest extent of the law.
Weapons and Firearms Crimes & Penalties
At Rivas Law Firm, we have more than 20 years of legal experience, and are very skilled in all matters relating to criminal defense. We have a great deal of knowledge in this area of criminal law, and have defended clients against a wide range of weapons and firearms crimes, such as:
- Unlawful possession of a firearm
- Unlawful discharge of a firearm
- Illegal sale of a firearm
- Possession of an unlawful weapon
- Selling firearms or weapons to minors
- Felon in possession of a firearm or weapon
- Carrying a concealed weapon
- Assault with a weapon
- Battery with a weapon
Obtaining aggressive, skilled, and dedicated criminal attorney representation is extremely important, as a weapons or firearms conviction will bring about very serious penalties. The penalties you will face will depend on the type of crime you have committed. For example, if you had a gun or firearm in your possession during the commission of a crime, you could possibly face ten years in prison. Firing a gun during the commission of a crime can lead to 20 years in prison. If you actually shoot and injure or kill another person during the course of crime you will face 25 years to life in prison. These prison sentences are in addition to fines, probation, restitution to the victim, community service, and a mark on your permanent record. Furthermore, you can also lose your right to own, possess, or purchase a weapon in the future, and if you have a license to sell firearms, you could also lose your license.
Contact an Orlando Weapons & Firearms Charges Attorney
If you’ve been arrested or charged with a firearm or weapons offense in Orlando, you must speak with a skilled Orlando weapons & firearms criminal attorney right away. At Rivas Law Firm, we can aggressively defend you against your charges, and do what is necessary to help you avoid further prosecution and ultimately a conviction.
Contact an Orlando weapons and firearms attorney at Rivas Law Firm today to learn how we can help you fight your weapons or firearms charges.