Tampa Gun Crime Lawyer
Gun and weapons charges in Florida can yield serious legal consequences. The penalties for someone facing gun charges can vary depending on if a crime was committed, a person’s criminal history, the type of weapon, and also the intent of the person charged. If you are facing any kind of gun weapon charges, it is vital that you secure legal counsel who will aggressively fight to minimize the impact the charges may have on your life. Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group will fight to protect your rights and do everything we can to help you get the most favorable outcome. Contact our experienced Tampa gun crime lawyers today.
Gun Charges & Penalties
If you are facing a charge of illegally carrying a concealed weapon, it is a felony charge that can result in up to 5 years in prison. Any convicted felon who uses a gun during a robbery faces a 3 year minimum prison sentence. An illegal sale of a weapon can also lead to a felony charge. Discharging a weapon can be a misdemeanor or felony charge depending on whether or not there is a past criminal history. If someone discharges a weapon from a car and within 1000 feet of another person, a 2nd degree felony is possible.
The harshest penalties for gun charges in Florida are referred to as the 10-20-life law. These are mandatory sentences handed down if a gun is used during a crime. There is an automatic 10 year prison sentence if a gun is brandished during a gun crime. If someone shoots or discharges a gun during a crime, there is a 20 year mandatory prison sentence. If someone is injured or killed with a gun during a crime, a conviction will result in a sentence of 25 years to life in prison.
Felony Gun Charge
Any felony gun charge will result in the inability to hold public office. A conviction can affect your ability to find gainful employment and have many other ripple effects that can impact the rest of your life. There is too much at stake to not have an attorney fight for your freedom and reputation. Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group has successfully helped Floridians through what may be the most difficult time in their lives. We will listen to the details of your case and devise an aggressive defense strategy that can mean the difference between prison and freedom. We can uncover mitigating circumstances, align witnesses, and investigate every aspect of your case.
With Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group in your corner, you can count on non-judgmental and thorough representation, and honest advice about how to best present your case. We will be the advocate you need and be there every step of the way when you are facing gun charges. Contact our Tampa gun crime lawyers.