Criminal Law

Weapons Offense

Chapter 790 of the Florida Statutes governs weapons offenses. It is critical to contact an attorney when you are faced with these serious charges.

Under chapter 790, one of the most common and serious weapons offenses is possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

  • It is unlawful and a 2nd degree felony for a person to own, carry, possess, or control any firearm, ammunition, or electric weapon or device, or to carry a concealed weapon, if that person was: (1) convicted of a felony in Florida; (2) committed a delinquent act in Florida that would be a felony if committed by an adult and such person is under 24 years of age; (3) convicted or found to have committed a crime against the United States; (4) found to have committed a delinquent act in another state, territory, or country that would be a felony if committed by an adult and was punishable by imprisonment for more than one year and such person is under 24 years of age; or (5) found guilty of a felony in another state, territory, or country which was punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year.

Other related Firearm and Ammunition charges include:

  • Open Carrying of Weapons under Florida Statute Section § 790.053
  • Improper Exhibition of Dangerous Weapons or Firearms under § 790.10
  • Discharging a Firearm in Public under § 790.15
  • Using a Firearm while Under the Influence under § 790.151
  • Possession of Forbidden Firearms under § 790.221
  • Altering or Removing Firearm serial number/sale of delivery of firearm with serial number altered or removed under §790.27 and
  • Use of a Self-defense Weapon under § 790.054.

The government prosecutes weapons offenses seriously. Our firm is dedicated to being by your side. Please contact us if you are charged with committing a weapons offense.