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Skilled and Aggressive Defense Against Weapons Charges in Florida

Gun crimes are serious in Florida. The sale and possession of a gun is strictly illegal without a valid license, no matter the number of firearms. If you’ve been charged with a gun crime in Florida, your future is at risk. Your approach to your defense and the attorney you hire can make all the difference in the penalties you receive. If you’ve been accused of a weapons crime in Pasco, Sumter or Hernando counties, the firm to contact is Karatinos Law, PLLC. Attorney Keeley will examine your charges, explain your legal options and protect your rights and she helps you seek the best available resolution.

Understanding Your Criminal Charges

There are several ways you could be charged with a gun crime in Florida. Common charges include:

  • Discharge of a firearm at a school
  • Carrying an unlicensed or concealed weapon
  • Giving or allowing minors access to guns
  • Illegal possession by a felon
  • Illegal exhibition of firearms

Weapons offenses can be charged as misdemeanors, such as carrying a weapon without a license, or as felonies, such as discharging a machine gun in a public place with the intent to do harm. When it comes to the illegal sale or possession of a firearm – whether it was one gun or 100 guns – you are most likely facing a felony charge.

Sentences For a Weapons Offense Conviction Are Serious

Depending on the severity of the charges, Florida mandates harsh penalties for firearm crimes.

Misdemeanor gun crimes may result in:

  • 60 days to one year in jail
  • Up to one year of probation
  • Fines of $5,000 to $1,000

Felony firearm charges may result in:

  • Up to five years in prison
  • Up to five years of probation
  • Up to $5,000 in fines

The sooner you contact an attorney like Keeley, the more options you may have for fighting or seeking a reduction in criminal charges.

Talk to a Gun Crimes Defense Lawyer For Free

When you need aggressive representation, turn to Karatinos Law, PLLC. Attorney Keeley is unwavering in her fight for justice for her clients. To schedule a free initial consultation with an attorney who speaks English, Spanish and Russian, call Keeley today at 352-405-0537 or fill out her online form.