Possession Of A Firearm By Convicted Felon
Experienced Polk County Attorneys Fighting Your Criminal Gun Charges
At the Polk County Kaylor Law Group, our lawyers are aggressive litigators. Together they have participated in more than 160 trials. Their experience as former prosecutors gives clients the edge they need to defend their rights and protect their freedom.
Possession Of A Firearm By A Convicted Felon
The constitution guarantees us the right to “bear arms.” However, if you were convicted of a felony, you have lost your right to own or possess a gun. If you are found with a gun in your actual possession or in a place — such as your home or car — that you control, called constructive possession, you can be charged with a felony.
Our attorneys conduct extensive investigations into the circumstances surrounding your arrest. If police lacked probable cause to stop and search you, your home or your car, we will fight to have your charges dismissed.
We also build strong defenses that prove you were not “in possession” of the gun. If you did not know that the weapon was in your vicinity and did not have immediate access to it, you were not in possession.
Harsh Penalties For Illegal Gun Possession
Florida takes gun crimes seriously and imposes strict mandatory prison sentences on offenders. If convicted of actual possession of a gun, you will be sentenced to a mandatory minimum three years in prison that may be increased to a 15-year term. Judges may also impose fines up to $10,000 and require up to 15 years of probation.
If you have been charged with the illegal possession of a gun, it is in your best interests to consult with an experienced attorney immediately after your arrest. Police will use everything you say and do against you, do not speak to them without a lawyer present. Contact the Kaylor Law Group for help. Call us at 863-614-1681 or 888-868-0331. Consultations are free. Nuestros abogados hablan Español.