Possession of a Firearm by a Minor – Orlando Criminal Attorney

Possession of a firearm by a minor has significant penalties and can negatively affect your child’s future, schooling, and employment. If your child has been arrested for a criminal offense involving a weapon or firearm, you should consult with a criminal defense attorney at your earliest convenience to learn about your child’s rights and the defenses that may be available.

Possession of a Firearm by a Minor:

A minor under 18 years of age may not possess a firearm, other than an unloaded firearm at his or her home, with the following exceptions:

The minor is engaged in a lawful hunting activity and is:
1. At least 16 years of age; or
2. Under 16 years of age and supervised by an adult.

The minor is engaged in a lawful marksmanship competition or practice or other lawful recreational shooting activity and is:
1. At least 16 years of age; or
2. Under 16 years of age and supervised by an adult who is acting with the consent of the minor’s parent or guardian.

The firearm is unloaded and is being transported by the minor directly to or from an authorized event.

Criminal Penalties for Possession of a Firearm by a Minor:

A minor who violates this law commits a first degree misdemeanor for a first offense and a third degree felony for a second or subsequent offense.

Also, in addition to secure detention, community service hours, and other penalties that the Court can impose, the minor will also lose their driving privileges if they are currently eligible or if when they become eligible if they are not currently eligible.

Experienced Orlando Criminal Attorney:

If you have a child who has been charged with possession of a firearm by a minor, speak with an Orlando criminal attorney. In many criminal cases, a properly prepared defense by a criminal lawyer will result in either reduced penalties, reduced charges, or a dismissal of the charges. Even in criminal cases where the evidence of guilt is overwhelming, a properly prepared defense and presentation of mitigating circumstances by an Orlando criminal attorney can result in significant decreases in the penalties you receive.

Florida Statutes – Possession of a Firearm by a Minor:

Speak with an Orlando criminal attorney or review the following Florida Statute for more information on possession of firearm by minor:

Florida Statute 790.115 – Possessing or discharging weapons or firearms at a school-sponsored event or on school property prohibited; penalties; exceptions.
Florida Statute 790.22 – Use of BB guns, air or gas-operated guns, or electric weapons or devices by minor under 16; limitation; possession of firearms by minor under 18 prohibited; penalties.
Florida Statute 790.23 – Felons and delinquents; possession of firearms, ammunition, or electric weapons or devices unlawful.

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