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Possession of Weapon by a Felon

Any criminal charge involving possession or a firearm or other weapon is serious, but the level becomes even more severe in Florida if the alleged offender is a convicted felon. Individuals with felony convictions who are convicted of firearm or weapon possession face significant fines and jail time.

It is important to understand many penalties still apply for this charge even if the firearm or weapon was not used in a crime nor was anybody injured by it. Despite the overwhelming nature of the offense, it may be possible to challenge numerous aspects of the prosecution’s case against you.

West Palm Beach Possession of Weapon by a Felon Lawyer

If you are a convicted felon who has been charged with possession of a firearm or other weapon, you need to immediately contact an experienced criminal defense attorney. Andrew D. Stine, P.A. helps clients facing criminal charges in West Palm Beach as well as Belle Glade, Boynton Beach, Pahokee, Boca Raton, Lake Worth, and Delray Beach.

Andrew Stine fights to protect the rights of individuals throughout Palm Beach County charged with criminal offenses. Call 561.880.4300 right now to have him provide an honest and thorough evaluation of your case during a free consultation.

Palm Beach County Possession of Weapon by a Felon Overview

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Florida Possession of Weapon by a Felon Charges

Under Florida Statute § 790.23, it is illegal for individuals to own or to have in their care, custody, possession, or control any firearm, ammunition, or electric weapon or device if they have been:

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Actual vs. Constructive Possession of Weapon by a Felon in Palm Beach County

A very important aspect of any case involving these charges is whether the alleged offender had “actual possession” or “constructive possession” of the firearm or other weapon.:

A conviction involving actual possession can result in a mandatory minimum three-year prison sentence.

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Palm Beach County Penalties for Possession of Weapon by a Felon

Possession of a firearm, ammunition, concealed weapon, or electric weapon or device is a third-degree felony under Florida law. If convicted of this offense, an individual faces any combination of the following punishments:

However, it is important to note that there are other conditions that may trigger penalty enhancements in certain cases:

Additionally, there are other possible mandatory minimum sentencing requirements for individuals who are classified as Habitual Felony Offenders, Habitual Violent Felony Offenders, Three-Time Violent Felony Offenders, Violent Career Criminals, or Prison Releasee Reoffenders.

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Defenses to Possession of Weapon by a Felon in Florida

The facts surrounding every weapon possession case are unique, but some of the successful defenses to these types of charges include, but are not limited to:

Find the Best Possession of Weapon by a Felon Lawyer in West Palm Beach

You should not delay in seeking legal representation if you are a convicted felon who has been charged with possession of a firearm or other weapon. Andrew D. Stine, P.A. represents clients throughout Palm Beach County, including Tequesta, Palm Springs, Wellington, Royal Palm Beach, Jupiter, Lantana, North Palm Beach, and Lake Park.

Andrew Stine offers a free, confidential consultation to discuss your case. Call 561.880.4300 today to let Andrew D. Stine, P.A. begin building the most formidable defense possible.