Under Florida law, gun crimes are harshly punished. While the right for Floridians to bear arms is protected by the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution, and Section 8 of Article I in the Constitution of the State of Florida, this right is not without limits. Being arrested for any kind of violent crime carries serious penalties in Florida, and these penalties may be enhanced if the alleged offender carried a firearm while committing a crime.
Some of the firearm and weapon offenses we have worked with include:
Were you arrested for a gun crime in South Florida? I encourage you to contact me, Miami gun crimes defense attorney Jonathan Blecher, P.A. for legal advice. I am a seasoned criminal defense lawyer and have represented thousands of clients throughout Florida for a wide variety of criminal offenses.
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Florida Statute § 775.087 was enacted in 1999 and is commonly referred to as Florida’s “10/20/Life” or the “use a gun and you’re done” law. Violating Florida gun laws regarding carrying, possessing, and discharging a firearm are subject to § 775.087, which mandates minimum sentences when a gun is used during the commission of a felony crime. Specifically, the law refers to the respective mandatory minimum prison sentences for pulling a gun (10 years), firing a gun (20 years) and shooting a person (life sentence) in the commission of a crime.
Common crimes involving the 10/20/Life law include:
If you have been arrested for any kind of gun-related offense in Miami, you will want to secure legal counsel as soon as possible to protect your rights, reputation, and freedom. As a trial-tested criminal defense attorney in Miami with over 30 years of experience, I am passionate about defending the rights of the criminally accused. My extensive legal background, including former work on the side of the prosecution, enables me to skillfully navigate even the most complex cases.
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