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Orlando Criminal Lawyer - Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon:
If you have been convicted of a Felony, it is unlawful for you to Possession a
Firearm in Florida. The penalties for this offense are severe, including a 3 year
Minimum Mandatory sentence if you are convicted of this offense. If you have
been arrested for Possession of a Firearm by a convicted, you should consult
with a criminal defense attorney at your earliest convenience to learn about your
rights and the defenses that may be available to you
In many criminal cases, a properly prepared defense will result in either
reduced penalties, reduced charges, or a dismissal of the charges. Even
in criminal cases where the evidence of guilt is overwhelming, a properly
prepared defense and presentation of mitigating circumstances can result
in significant decreases in penalties you receive.
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The following section provides some information on the criminal offense of Possession of a Firearm or
Ammunition by a convicted Felon.
Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon: It is illegal in the State of Florida for a convicted felon
to possess a Firearm, Ammunition, or Electric weapon or device.
This offense is a Second Degree Felony punishable by up to 15 years in State Prison. This offense also has a
Minimum Mandatory term of 3 years in State Prison if found guilty of the offense.
Please review the following Florida Statute for more information on this offense:
Florida Statute 790.23 - Felons and delinquents; possession of firearms, ammunition, or electric weapons
or devices unlawful.
(1) It is unlawful for any person to own or to have in his or her care, custody, possession, or control any firearm,
ammunition, or electric weapon or device, or to carry a concealed weapon, including a tear gas gun or chemical
weapon or device, if that person has been:
(a) Convicted of a felony in the courts of this state;
(b) Found, in the courts of this state, to have committed a delinquent act that would be a felony if committed by an
adult and such person is under 24 years of age;
(c) Convicted of or found to have committed a crime against the United States which is designated as a felony;
(d) Found to have committed a delinquent act in another state, territory, or country that would be a felony if
committed by an adult and which was punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding 1 year and such person
is under 24 years of age; or
(e) Found guilty of an offense that is a felony in another state, territory, or country and which was punishable by
imprisonment for a term exceeding 1 year.
(2) This section shall not apply to a person convicted of a felony whose civil rights and firearm authority have
(3) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (4), any person who violates this section commits a felony of the
second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
(4) Notwithstanding the provisions of s. 874.04, if the offense described in subsection (1) has been committed
by a person who has previously qualified or currently qualifies for the penalty enhancements provided for in s.
874.04, the offense is a felony of the first degree, punishable by a term of years not exceeding life or as provided in
s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
Note: Possession of a Firearm by a convicted Felon carries a 3 year minimum mandatory sentence if
convicted of the offense.
Please visit the following pages for more information on Weapons and Firearms Offenses and Penalties:
Florida Statute 775.087 - Possession or use of weapon; aggravated battery; felony reclassification;
minimum sentence (Florida's 10-20-Life Law for offenses involving Firearms).
Florida Statute 790.01 - Carrying concealed weapons.
Florida Statute 790.10 - Improper exhibition of dangerous weapons or firearms.
Florida Statute 790.115 - Possessing or discharging weapons or firearms at a school-sponsored event or
on school property prohibited; penalties; exceptions.
Florida Statute 790.15 - Discharging firearm in public.
Florida Statute 790.151 - Using firearm while under the influence of alcoholic beverages, chemical
substances, or controlled substances; penalties.
Florida Statute 790.19 - Shooting into or throwing deadly missiles into dwellings, public or private buildings,
occupied or not occupied; vessels, aircraft, buses, railroad cars, streetcars, or other vehicles.
Florida Statute 790.22 - Use of BB guns, air or gas-operated guns, or electric weapons or devices by minor
under 16; limitation; possession of firearms by minor under 18 prohibited; penalties.
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