Florida Firearm Crimes – Orlando Criminal Attorney

Cases involving firearm crimes can result in significant penalties. In many cases even a first time offender will be sentenced to jail if found guilty of these offenses. If you have been arrested for a criminal offense involving a firearm or gun, you should consult with a Orlando criminal attorney at your earliest convenience to learn about your rights and the defenses that may be available to you.

Carrying a Concealed Firearm:

A person who carries a concealed firearm on or about their person commits a third degree felony punishable by up to 5 years in State prison, unless the person was licensed to carry a concealed firearm pursuant to provisions of Florida Statute 790.06.

Improper Exhibition of Weapon or Firearm:

It is illegal to exhibit in a rude, careless, angry, or threatening manner, not in necessary self-defense, any dirk, sword, sword cane, firearm, electric weapon or device, or other weapon in the presence of one or more persons. This offense is a first degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in the county jail.

Discharging a Firearm in Public:

Any person who knowingly discharges a firearm in any public place or on the right-of-way of any paved public road, highway, or street or whosoever knowingly discharges any firearm over the right-of-way of any paved public road, highway, or street or over any occupied premises is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree punishable by up to 1 year in the county jail. This does not apply to a person lawfully defending life or property or performing official duties requiring the discharge of a firearm or to a person discharging a firearm on public roads or properties expressly approved for hunting by the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission or Division of Forestry.

Any occupant of any vehicle who knowingly and willfully discharges any firearm from the vehicle within 1,000 feet of any person commits a felony of the second degree, punishable by up to 15 years in State prison.

Any driver or owner of any vehicle, whether or not the owner of the vehicle is occupying the vehicle, who knowingly directs any other person to discharge any firearm from the vehicle commits a felony of the third degree, punishable by up to 5 years in State prison.

Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon:

It is illegal in the state of Florida for a convicted felon to possess a firearm, ammunition, or electric weapon or device.

This offense is a second degree felony punishable by up to 15 years in State prison. This offense also has a minimum mandatory term of 3 years in state prison if found guilty of the offense.

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.

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.

Speak with an Orlando attorney or review the Florida Statutes at the bottom of this page for some more information about firearm crimes.

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If you or a loved one have been arrested for a crime involving a firearm, call the Wilson Law Firm today to speak with an experienced Orlando firearm crimes attorney about your individual situation. An experienced Orlando attorney will be able to recognize the legal issues that exist in your case and properly prepare and present your defenses.

Orlando Attorney Joel Wilson is a former felony prosecutor who has handled thousands of complex felony, misdemeanor and DUI cases. Joel is also an experienced trial attorney, having tried numerous cases during his career.

Firearm Crime – Florida Laws:

Speak with an Orlando attorney or review the following Florida Statutes for more information on firearm offenses:

Florida Statute 775.087 – Possession or use of weapon; aggravated battery; felony reclassification; minimum sentence (Florida’s 10-20-Life Law for offenses involving Firearms).
Florida Statute 790.01 – Carrying concealed weapons.
Florida Statute 790.06 – License to carry concealed weapon or firearm.
Florida Statute 790.10 – Improper exhibition of dangerous weapons or firearms.
Florida Statute 790.115 – Possessing or discharging weapons or firearms at a school-sponsored event or on school property prohibited; penalties; exceptions.
Florida Statute 790.15 – Discharging firearm in public.
Florida Statute 790.151 – Using firearm while under the influence of alcoholic beverages, chemical substances, or controlled substances; penalties.
Florida Statute 790.19 – Shooting into or throwing deadly missiles into dwellings, public or private buildings, occupied or not occupied; vessels, aircraft, buses, railroad cars, streetcars, or other vehicles.
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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