Former Polk County Prosecutors Fighting Your Weapons Charges
At the Kaylor Law Group, our lawyers aggressively fight our clients’ weapons charges. We stand up for our clients’ rights and work hard to protect their freedom.
Matthew and David Kaylor are former prosecutors; they know how the criminal justice system works and what it takes to successfully defend your rights in court. We will fight for you.
Increased Penalties When Weapons Are Involved
When a weapon is used to commit a crime, charges can be elevated and punishments increased. For example, a simple assault and battery — without a gun or other weapon — is typically a misdemeanor, punishable by up to 60 days in jail, probation and $500 in fines. However, if a gun is used during an assault and battery, the charge will be a felony and result in a mandatory minimum three-year prison sentence and fines up to $5,000.
Common weapons crimes include:
- Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
- Carrying a concealed weapon
- Aggravated battery and assault with a firearm
Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law
Criminal charges — such as aggravated assault and battery, murder and manslaughter — often arise when citizens are forced to use firearms to defend themselves against attack. Under Florida’s stand your ground law, there is no duty to retreat. Individuals who are attacked in public or at their homes have the right to use force — even deadly force — to protect themselves.
If you are attacked, you have the right to defend yourself.
At the Kaylor Law Group, we bring pretrial motions to gain immunity for our clients and get their charges dropped. At a pretrial hearing, a judge will determine whether you acted in self-defense. If the judge rules in your favor, your criminal charges will be dismissed. If the judge does not rule in your favor, we will use the law and evidence of your attack to prove you acted in self-defense and fight for a not guilty verdict.
Contact Polk County’s Criminal Defense Firm
At the Kaylor Law Group, our attorneys are committed to your defense. Every step we take is with your defense in mind. To schedule a free consultation, contact us at 863-614-1681 or 888-868-0331. Nuestros abogados hablan Español.