Firearm Rights And Weapons Charges

The state of Florida is getting stricter when it comes to gun control and weapons laws. There are many different laws regarding citizens who wish to purchase, own or carry a weapon. Any crime that involves a gun or weapon means a substantial increase in the severity of the penalty. Felony convictions in general also disqualify individuals from owning a weapon, yet there are also misdemeanor charges and even restraining orders involving an ex-spouse that can impact your ability to exercise your Second Amendment right.

Attorney Lee Lockett of Lockett Law, P.A., represents gun owners (or those who wish to be) in Jacksonville and northeast Florida. As a criminal defense lawyer with over 20 years' experience, Lee Lockett has represented clients facing many different weapons charges. We customize our approach to fit our clients' cases by listening to their legal goals and then outlining a plan on how to best achieve them. We can work with you to challenge local ordinances as well as state and federal laws.

Those Who Cannot Purchase Guns In Florida

Those found in possession of a weapon or firearm after losing their gun rights will face serious consequences. Gun rights in Florida are revoked for the following charges:

  • Individuals with a documented history of drug abuse
  • Individuals guilty of domestic violence
  • Individuals convicted in a gun-related or violent misdemeanor
  • Individuals guilty of juvenile offenses

Charges Gun And Weapon Owners Face In Florida

We can often successfully defend clients facing the following weapons charges:

  • Possession of an illegal weapon, including automatic weapons, sawed-off shotguns or an unregistered firearm
  • Illegal discharge of a firearm
  • Carrying a concealed firearm without a permit to do so
  • Arms smuggling or trafficking
  • Weapon violations at airports
  • Brandishing a weapon
  • Possession of explosives or materials to make a bomb

Reinstating Your Second Amendment Rights

The best way to reinstate your rights to own a gun or weapon is to receive a full pardon, which also enables you to vote, hold a public office or serve on a jury. However, individuals may also regain their ability to own, possess or use a firearm if the state grants them clemency — this does not apply to restrictions based on federal or out-of-state charges. Speak with us about the possibility of a pardon or appeal for clemency.

Call Us To Discuss Your Firearm Or Weapon Issue

Call our offices in Jacksonville at 904-717-5929 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.