We Can Help You Fight Weapons Charges
Weapons charges can result from a number of different types of situations. They either involve a firearm or some other type of weapon. Florida law lists a variety of specific types of weapons that can be the basis for a weapons charge, including:
- Brass knuckles
- Pepper spray or other chemical weapons
- Billy clubs
But, the definition can be expanded to include a wide variety of devices depending on their use.
A Heated Moment Can Cause Serious Consequences
Many weapons charges result from domestic situations becoming heated and people making split-second decisions to grab a knife from a kitchen drawer or some other type of weapon. A person can be charged with a weapons charge such as improper exhibition of a dangerous weapon without having threatened the other person. An error in judgment like that can end up being charged as first-class misdemeanors and carry up to 12 months in jail and $1,000 fine.
These are serious charges and need to be taken so. Even though it may have been a moment of poor judgment, the law is not going to care and you could be facing up to a year in jail. Securing skilled criminal defense representation is essential.
Board-Certified Criminal Defense Against Weapons Charges
At Lindsey & Ferry, P.A., we have the skill and experience to effectively defend our clients against the most serious criminal charges, including weapons charges. Our reputation is well-known within the courts and among the legal community of Central Florida. Attorney Warren Lindsey has been defending the rights of people in our area for 37 years. He is board-certified in criminal law by the Florida Bar. Mr. Lindsey has received an *AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell and has been selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers from 2007 to 2014.
Weapons Offense In The Orlando Area And Central Florida
*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.