Our Pensacola gun crime lawyer has significant experience handling criminal cases involving our Second Amendment rights, and if you’ve been charged with a gun crime, our firm can help. Contact The Law Office of James M. Burns to learn more about gun crimes in Florida and how we can help you.
Pensacola Gun Crime Lawyer | Providing a Tough Defense For Serious Weapons Charges
Are you accused of illegal possession or unlawful use of a firearm? Florida, Alabama and federal laws governing weapons offenses are intricate and strict. All such crimes carry the potential for jail or prison time, but that is only one serious concern to consider. It is critical to evaluate every viable path to avoiding a conviction that could be devastating in other respects.
Gun Laws in Florida
Every state has a set of laws in place to regulate the possession and use of firearms. Florida is no exception. Some of the gun laws in Florida are as follows:
- It is unlawful to carry a handgun without a permit
- Felons may not possess or own firearms unless their civil rights have been restored
- “Drug addicts, alcoholics, mental incompetents, and vagrants” may not own or possess firearms
- If you are attacked in a place where you can lawfully be, such as on public property, you have a right to stand your ground and meet the attacker with force, including deadly force
- If you commit a crime, such as a robbery with a firearm, you will face enhanced sentencing
- It is unlawful to sell or give a firearm to anyone under the age of 21
- Those who have received final injunctions restraining them from committing an act of domestic violence may not possess or own a firearm or ammunition
If you are accused of any of the aforementioned laws, you could be looking at incarceration, high fines, and a criminal record, among other penalties. You mustn’t go it alone. Our Pensacola gun crime lawyer is here to help.
Providing Skilled And Experienced Criminal Defense Assistance You Can Trust
Experienced Escambia County criminal defense lawyer James M. Burns is here to help you make solid decisions about your defense and avoid costly life-altering mistakes. Based in Pensacola, he is known and respected in courts all along the Flora-Bama line. He has valuable insight into the approaches of many judges and prosecutors. You can count on him for:
Results-focused criminal defense representation in either state or federal court, whether you are charged with unlawful use of a firearm, gun possession by a convicted felon, a violent criminal offense such as assault or battery with a weapon, or another offense.
Prompt, direct attention to your case and straightforward advice about all potential consequences and viable defense strategies.
Highly effective case building and dynamic defense of your rights if you were acting in self-defense or standing your ground to defend your family and property
Mr. Burns’ two decades of experience in the legal field cover a broad spectrum of weapons violations, probation violations, and other criminal matters. He is equally adept at building cases for trial and negotiating manageable outcomes that give his clients a second chance. If you need a knowledgeable Pensacola gun crime lawyer, you’ve come to the right place.
Get The Legal Guidance And Advocacy You Deserve
Here at The Law Office of James M. Burns, you do not have to worry that your state or federal gun crime case will be passed along to a less experienced lawyer. Attorney Burns will handle your case directly, and will be in touch with you through every step of the process ahead. Call 850-930-3018 or contact our legal team online to schedule your free initial consultation today.