If you have been arrested or charged with any form of gun related crime, e.g. possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and carrying a concealed firearm, it is very important you hire an experienced criminal defense attorney who has defended [many of] these type of cases in the past. For more than a decade, we have defended many former clients who were charged with serious gun related charges. Moreover, we also have the experience of defending, at trial, former clients that were charged with serious gun charge offenses. The need to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney when one is facing a serious gun charge should be paramount.
The most common gun charge crimes we see and defend include possession by a firearm by a convicted felon and illegally carrying a concealed firearm. Many gun charges carry minimum mandatory sentences if there is a conviction. For example, if you are found guilty of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon you may face a minimum sentence of three (3) years in Florida State Prison. The State Attorney’s Office aggressively pursues prosecution in gun cases and you should not go into Court without an experienced criminal defense attorney familiar with gun charge cases.
Most of these gun related charges are brought following a search of a car or home/apartment. The good news is quite often the search, or portions of the search, may have been conducted in an illegal, or unconstitutional, manner. This is where a motion to suppress the evidence or motion to dismiss comes into play. If a motion to suppress is granted some, if not the majority, of the evidence may go away. This leaves the State little to work with and may ultimately lead to a reduced charge, favorable negotiated plea, and/or dismissal of charges. Of course, the facts of each case are different and no attorney, pursuant to Florida Bar Rules, can promise guaranteed results. An experienced gun charge attorney will be able to investigate your case apply any defenses relevant and unique to the facts of your case.
At The Law Office of Timothy Armstrong, P.A., we have filed and argued a substantial number of motion(s) to suppress the evidence related to gun cases. Moreover, we have taken to trial many cases involving gun charges. With such a serious charge, or class of charges, it is very important to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney.
Our firm defends all gun charges, including, but not limited to:
If you find yourself, or a loved one, faced with a gun related charge please contact us at 904-356-8618 or in the email dialog box online for a free consultation. We want to start helping you today!