Clearwater Weapons Charges Attorneys

At the law office of Hoskins & Penton, we have experience handling cases involving felony drug offenses that involve an illegal gun. We also have experience defending people charged with gun crimes resulting from domestic violence situations, neighborhood disputes, fights that take place in parks, cars or other public spaces. Additionally, in many drug dealing transactions, firearms are involved.

Sentencing Guidelines for Florida Firearms or Weapons Charges

In Florida, certain charges carry a minimum mandatory sentence if there is a gun involved. If the charges say "a firearm" or "a gun", it carries a minimum three-year mandatory prison sentence. At Hoskins & Penton we will strenuously attempt to have the charges amended from "firearm" to "weapon" so the mandatory minimum component is dropped.

What you may not also realize is that if you use a gun to commit any crime, you can receive up to 10 years in prison automatically. During a commission of any serious crime, if you fire a gun, you can receive up to 20 years in prison. Moreover, if you shoot and seriously injure or kill someone, you can receive a life sentence for this gun crime.

These extreme outcomes underscore the importance of having effective representation on your side. Our Clearwater weapons charges lawyers will do everything they can to minimize the charges through aggressive negotiation or persuasive advocacy in court. This may also include careful analysis of your case if there are other serious felony charges, like drug trafficking, that carry a mandatory minimum prison sentence as well.

Our first commitment to our clients is achieving a result that is in your best interests. Innocent people deserve attorneys who have the knowledge and skill to expose the truth. Likewise, diligent counsel can result in a fair plea bargain or sentence. We are here to fight for you.

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If you are seeking legal representation or would like more information about our services, contact our office today. You can reach an experienced Clearwater, Florida, criminal defense attorney at 727-475-6448 or online.