The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution protects the right to keep and bear arms. This important constitutional right, however, does not come without substantial regulation. Indeed, due to the violence associated with the illegal use and possession of weapons, the State vigorously prosecutes individuals suspected of violating weapons-related offenses. What is more, the possession of a weapon and/or firearm during the commission of a separate crime can greatly increase the criminal liability of a defendant.
Call our Weston criminal defense attorney if you've been arrested or accused. We can be reached at (954) 371-0770.
Carrying a concealed firearm is perhaps the most common weapons-related offense. Although the State of Florida allows for the carrying of concealed firearms if the carrier possesses a valid permit, it is a third degree felony for a person to carry a concealed firearm without a permit, punishable by up to 5 years in prison.
Regardless of the allegation, it is imperative that individuals accused of weapons-related offenses in Palm Beach, Broward, or Miami-Dade County seek representation from an experienced Weston criminal defense attorney. Kevin F. Moot is a former Major Violent Crimes prosecutor, with significant experience litigating weapons-related offenses.
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