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Law Offices of Gilbert Schaffnit Gainesville Criminal Defense Lawyer

Gainesville Weapons Charge Lawyer

In the state of Florida, those who illegally possess weapons such as knives or handguns are susceptible to arrest and weapons charges. Additionally, people face weapon charges if they engage in selling weapons, distributing weapons, or manufacturing weapons. Weapons charges also apply to those accused of other crimes, such as a violent crime, while possessing a weapon.

According to Florida law, all handguns must be licensed and registered. If a handgun is not properly licensed and registered, it is classified as an illegal weapon, and anyone carrying an illegal firearm can be arrested and charged with a weapon offense. The weapon does not need to be found on the person’s body. If the weapon is found near a person or on his/her property, that is sufficient evidence for an arrest on charges of constructive weapon possession or presumptive weapon possession.

If you are arrested on weapons charges in Florida, it is imperative that you obtain the services of a skilled Gainesville weapons charge lawyer who is knowledgeable about weapon crimes and Florida weapon law. In many cases, any other coinciding criminal charges the accused may face, such as violent crime charges, can be enhanced simply because of weapon possession. These enhanced charges can lead to harsher legal penalties, and the consequences of a weapons crime conviction may include time in jail or prison, high fines, or probation.

The legal penalties for weapon charge convictions can be life-altering. For this reason, you need to do everything possible to ensure that every effort is made to fight a criminal conviction. Hiring Gilbert Schaffnit is the first step in contesting criminal charges and preserving your quality of life.

The Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit

Weapon Charge Lawyer in Gainesville, Florida

If you or a loved one need assistance with a weapon crime in Florida, do not hesitate to call the Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit at 352-505-1799 . A Florida weapons charge lawyer will help you make effective decisions that will greatly impact the outcome of your case. Our offices are also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and we are fully prepared to provide you with aggressive and reliable legal representation and defense at any time.

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