Miami Firearm Offenses Attorney
Weapons Charges Lawyer Serving Miami & the Greater South Florida
Criminal charges involving firearms and other weapons have the potential to be extremely serious. In Florida, a police officer may make an arrest if he or she has probable cause or even reasonable suspicion to believe that a person is carrying a concealed weapon - even in the absence of an arrest warrant. Carrying a concealed weapon is considered a breach of peace.
Types of Weapons Crimes in Florida
As an experienced Miami criminal defense lawyer, Michael Mirer represents defendants throughout South Florida who have been arrested or are facing charges for any types of firearms offenses. In addition to handling cases involving carrying a concealed weapon, Attorney Mirer takes on cases such as:
- Unlawful possession of a firearm
- Possession of an illegal weapon
- Unlawful purchase, sale or distribution of firearms or weapons
- Brandishing a firearm
- Possession of a firearm in the commission of a crime
- Unlawful discharge of a firearm
Possible Penalties for Firearm Charges
Most firearm offenses are felonies under Florida law. Carrying a concealed firearm, for example, is a third degree felony and is punishable by up to 5 years in state prison and a fine of up to $5,000. The many other criminal charges which may be associated with firearms: aggravated assault,
aggravated battery, battery on a law enforcement officer,
robbery, etc. all have the potential to be extremely serious and result in years or even life in prison if the defendant is convicted.
Under Florida's 10-20-Life law, offenders who brandish or discharge a firearm in the commission of a crime may face mandatory minimum sentences of 10 years or 20 years, respectively. Using a gun and injuring or killing a victim in the commission of a crime is punishable by 25 years to life.
Get Strong Defense - Call Attorney Michael Mirer
Involving an attorney is one of the most important actions you can take in the face of allegations or charges of a firearms offense. With the level of experience, legal knowledge and commitment Miami firearms offenses attorney Michael Mirer brings to the table, you can count on receiving the level of representation and service you deserve.
For a free consultation regarding your firearms charges, contact a Miami criminal defense lawyer at the Law Office of Michael Mirer, P.A. today.