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Gun / Firearm Cases

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Firearm/Weapon/Gun Charges - Carrying a Concealed Firearm

Our client, M.M., was charged with Carrying a Concealed Firearm, a third degree felony. The police said that our client had a Glock Handgun and ammunition directly below his legs on the floorboard. Our client was exposed to 5 years in prison. Our Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorneys were able to get the charge DROPPED.

Gun Crimes - Possession of a Firearm or Concealed Weapon by a Convicted Felon

Our client, R.M., was pulled over by police for driving on a suspended license. The police searched the car and found a box on Winchester 9mm ammunition in the trunk of the vehicle. There were 32 live rounds in the box. Under Florida law, possessing ammunition as a convicted felon or juvenile delinquent is treated and punished as if you had a gun. After investigating the charges, our Jacksonville Gun Lawyers were able to get all charges DROPPED.

Trial - Gun Crimes - Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon

Our client, F.D., was arrested in Jacksonville for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. The alleged victim called 911 while driving on Heckscher Drive and reported that F.D. pointed a gun in his face while passing the victim. (road rage) Shortly after the victim called 911, the police pulled our client over. There was a 40 caliber Springfield semi-automatic pistol with magazine found between the driver's seat and center console. F.D. was the driver when his car was pulled over, his girlfriend was in the passenger seat, and 2 small children in the backseat. The victim was Marine with extensive weapon training. After arresting our client for this felony, he and his girlfriend told different stories about what happened. The state attorney filed this charge under the 10-20-Life Florida statute, which meant that if convicted of the gun charge, he would serve 3 years day for day at a minimum. He also could be sentenced to up to 5 years total. The state attorney would not budge on the offer, so our Jacksonville Criminal Trial Firm took the case to trial. Our criminal attorneys discredited both the victim and police officer and argued our client's side of the story. F.D. was NOT CONVICTED of any felony and was free to go about his life.

Gun Crimes - Aggravated Domestic Assault with a Deadly Weapon - Discharging a Firearm in Public

Our client, W.J., was arrested in Jacksonville for Aggravated Domestic Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Discharging a Firearm in Public. Police were dispatched to shots being fired at our client's house. One of the victim's, W.J.'s ex-wife, told police that her children were staying with our client during the summer and she and her current husband drove to Jacksonville from New Jersey to pick them up. She told police she had been trying to contact W.J. for several days, but he was evasive and provided different addresses for them. Both she and her current husband told police that they drove up to W.J.'s house and saw W.J. and his girlfriend standing outside with the children. W.J. shouted profanities at them and then ran into the house. He came out, they say, moments later with a small black revolver and shot several rounds into the air and then pointed the gun at them. W.J. then reportedly fired several rounds in their direction. Our client left the scene before the police arrived. He was arrested several hours later. After investigating the alleged victims and pointing out problems with the state attorney's case, our Jacksonville Gun Attorneys were able to get all charges DROPPED.

Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon - Carrying a Concealed Firearm - Carrying a Concealed Weapon

Our client, T.K., was arrested in Jacksonville for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Officers who were part of Operation Safe Streets task force observed our client walking on the right side of the road against the flow of traffic where sidewalks were not provided. Believe it or not, Florida police are allowed to conduct a pedestrian traffic stop for this. Upon approaching our client, the officer asked T.K. if he had anything illegal on him and our client said, "I got a gun". Our client was detained and the handgun was recovered from his front waistband. He told police he bought the gun when he was 21 years-old and he carries it concealed when he walks the streets. Our client did not have a concealed weapons permit. JSO thought they had records that our client was a convicted felon and arrested him as such. Our Jacksonville Gun Crime Attorneys investigated T.K.'s background and showed how our client was not a felon. That being said, the state attorney then decided to file the charge of carrying a concealed firearm, which is a third degree felony punishable for up to 5 years in prison. T.K. already received two withhold of adjudication dispositions on felonies in his life. Under Florida law, you cannot get a third withhold on a felony. Our Florida gun attorneys convinced the state attorney to let our client enter a plea to the misdemeanor, carrying a concealed weapon. Our criminal attorneys were able to prevent our client from being convicted of a felony.

Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon

Our client, Y.B., was arrested in Jacksonville for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. JSO was called out to an armed dispute and when they arrived the alleged victim ran up to the police yelling that our client had a gun and pointed it at her and threatened to shoot her. The alleged victim stated that she went to our client's business and started arguing with him about the repossession of her car. Our client told her to leave his property and she refused. She claimed that our client pulled out his gun and pointed it at her while telling her to leave. She had a witness with her who told the police the same story. Our client told police that the alleged victim came to his business yelling and kicking doors. He told her to leave and she refused. Both parties called the police. Our client gave the police his firearm. After investigating the case further and locating witnesses the police did not talk to, our Jacksonville Criminal Defense Law Firm was able to get the charge DROPPED.

Carrying a Concealed Firearm (Weapon)

Our client, I.P., was issued a Notice to Appear in Clay County for Carrying a Concealed Weapon or Firearm in a Forbidden Place. Our client was accused of going to a police sub-station with a concealed pistol. She went to the police station to report being battered by her schizophrenic son. I.P. had the weapon to protect herself from her son and did not know she could not bring it into a police station. Our Clay County Criminal Attorneys were able to get the charge DROPPED.

Armed Possession of Illegal Drugs - Possession of More than 20 Grams of Marijuana

Our client, R. T., was arrested for armed possession of marijuana, a first degree felony, and possession of more than 20 grams of pot, a third degree felony. A police officer observed a car parked in front of a home. The vehicle had dark tint and the officer could not see inside. The driver, a 16 year-old co-defendant of our client rolled down the window. The officer immediately smelled the odor or burned marijuana. There were 2 other occupants of the car, one of which was R.T. The 16 year-old did not have a driver's license and all occupants were asked to get out of the car. One of the people said there was a "sack" of pot in the car. Behind the front passenger seat, on the rear floorboard in plain view, was a plastic bag containing marijuana. It weighed 25 grams. Our client was sitting in the backseat on the passenger side. The officer looked in the glove compartment and found a loaded Smith & Wesson revolver. Each of the defendants denied any knowledge of the gun or marijuana. The officers said that the our client was listed as "known" gang members of the "Bloods" criminal street gang. Other than him saying it, there was no other evidence of gang involvement. Our Jacksonville Drug Attorneys were able to get all charges DROPPED.

Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

Our client, M.D., was arrested in Clay County for possessing a firearm while being a convicted felon, a second degree felony. Our client also qualified to be classified as a Habitual Offender because of his past convictions. This means he was facing up to 30 years in prison for this charge. Officers heard a loud disturbance outside a club in Clay County. The police then heard a gunshot that came from the area where our client was standing with another man. While people ran, the police approached our client and his friend. A black 9mm Glock handgun was laying on the ground. Both men were questioned and the other man with our client said he saw M.D. holding a black handgun. The "witness" also provided a written statement. Our Jacksonville Criminal Attorneys investigated the case further and it was revealed that the police coerced and threatened the witness to say our client had the gun. Our client served NO JAIL time and NO prison time.

Discharging a Firearm in Public

Our client, J.M., was arrested in Jacksonville for discharging a firearm in public, a first degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in jail. Our Jacksonville gun crimes attorneys were able to have the case DROPPED, prior to arraignment. - January 2012

Felony Aggravated Assault with A Deadly Weapon Without Intent To Kill, Misdemeanor Discharging a Firearm in Public

Our client, R.H., was arrested in Jacksonville for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, a third degree felony, and discharging a firearm in public. Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, even without intent to kill, is still a very serious charge that almost always results in a three-year minimum-mandatory statutory sentence. However, our firm was able to secure a negotiated disposition that allowed our client, in exchange for a simple plea to the misdemeanor charge, forfeiture of the firearm and a mandatory anger management class, to avoid the felony charge being filed at all and with NO CONVICTION AND NO JAIL TIME. – June 2013