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Possession of a Weapon by a Felon

In most states, individuals who have been convicted of felonies lose certain rights and privileges that they were previously afforded. In Florida, it is illegal for anyone who has been convicted of a felony to carry a firearm. I you have been charged with possession of a weapon by a felon, you are facing serious charges that could lead to a substantial amount of time behind bars. It is imperative that you consult with an experienced Duval County weapon charges attorney , who can ensure that you are making informed legal decisions.

Jacksonville Possession of a Weapon by a Felon Lawyer

If you have been charged with possession of a weapon by a felon in Fernandina, St. Augustine, Jacksonville, Atlantic Beach, Keystone Heights, or the surrounding areas, contact Roelke Law . Bill Roelke is a devoted criminal defense attorney who will use his background as a research scientist to go through the facts in your case and look for errors made by the prosecution that could potentially lead to your charges being dropped.

Call Roelke Law today at (904) 354-0333 for a consultation on your allegations. Your initial consultation is free and is vital in crafting a strong defense for you.

Possession of a Weapon by a Felon in Florida

According to Fla. Stat. § 790.23, it is illegal for anyone to own or possess any firearm, ammunition, electric weapon, tear gas gun, or any other chemical weapon, if that person has been:

  • Convicted of a felony in Florida
  • Committed a delinquent act in Florida that would be a felony if committed by an adult
  • Convicted of a crime against the United States which is designated as a felony
  • Committed a delinquent act in another state or country that would be a felony if committed by an adult and which was punishable by over one year in prison
  • Convicted of a felony in another state or country that was punishable by over a year in prison

Penalties for Possession of a weapon by a Convicted Felon

As stated by Fla. Stat. § 790.23, possession of a weapon is a second degree felony which is punishable by up to 15 years in prison and/or up to a $10,000 fine.

Under some circumstances, it is possible for a convicted felon to apply to get their firearm authority restored. Florida law requires that you must have completed all sentences imposed and all conditions of supervision have expired or been completed, for a period of no less than 8 years. You may not have any outstanding detainers or pending charges, owe restitution, or have any pecuniary penalties or liabilities which total more than $1,000 and result from any criminal conviction or traffic infraction. Individuals convicted in a federal, military, or out-of-state court are not eligible to apply.

Roelke Law, P.A. | Jacksonville Possession of a Weapon by a Felon Attorney

Contact Roelke Law today for a consultation about your allegations of possession of a weapon by a felon in Green Cove, Keystone Heights, Jacksonville, Baldwin, St. Augustine Beach, and the surrounding areas. Bill Roelke is a skilled Jacksonville defense attorney who, through experience, has gained the knowledge of how judges think. He will use this knowledge to present you in a favorable light and help you avoid the severe penalties that are associated with your charges.

Contact Bill Roelke at (904) 354-0333 for a consultation about your alleged possession of a weapon by a felon. Your initial consultation is free and is the first step in defending yourself against these allegations.

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