Society takes a strong stance against gun crimes. State and federal regulations impose harsh consequences for unlawful possession of firearms. Additionally, when other crimes involve the use of guns, prosecutors often pursue harsher sentences.
Like any other crime, there is no such thing as a watertight gun crime case for the prosecution. Every case has weaknesses. Evidence and legal arguments can be challenged on a variety of grounds. And because the state must prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt, in many cases, much can be accomplished simply by bringing doubts to light in a convincing manner.
Criminal Defense Attorneys With Backgrounds In Prosecution And Law Enforcement
At Dobson, Davis & Smith, a criminal defense firm in Tallahassee, our gun crime defense lawyers have more than 80 years of combined experience. We are seasoned litigators with backgrounds in prosecution and law enforcement. As a result, we understand the criminal justice system inside and out, and we will help defend you following criminal charges.
We handle all types of gun crimes, including:
- Felon in possession of a firearm
- Carrying a concealed gun without a license
- Threatening someone with a gun
- Brandishing or improper exhibition of a firearm
- Firearms trafficking
Most of these offenses are felonies. However, depending on the circumstances of the case, it may be possible to obtain a dismissal or reduce the charge to a lesser offense through aggressive plea negotiation.
Our attorneys have successfully obtained favorable outcomes in a wide array of firearms cases. We are also familiar with successful strategies for mitigating the consequences of a crime committed with the use of a firearm, such as assault or other violent crimes.
Firearm Possession By Convicted Felons
If you have a criminal record for certain felony convictions and are caught in possession of a firearm, you can face serious state and federal charges. The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives regularly pursues this type of offense, which is a felony. If convicted, you could face years in prison. Second or subsequent offenses carry penalties that are even more significant.
Free Consultation · Contact Our Leon County Lawyers Handling Concealed Weapon Charges And Other Gun Crimes
To discuss your case with an experienced defense attorney during a free consultation, call Dobson, Davis & Smith at 850-270-0412 or toll free at 888-339-2943. You can also contact us online. Our office is open during standard weekday hours. Evening and weekend appointments are available by request.