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Orlando Weapons & Firearms Attorney

Whitney S. Boan Protecting Your Right

In the State of Florida, there are few cases that are as common or as severe as those dealing with weapons and/or firearms. While there are a few different crimes that can be committed, such as carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, or another armed offense, they each carry very strict penalties. The reason for this no tolerance policy is because these instruments of destruction mean that you carry the ability to take another person’s life at any time, and that is a very serious possibility.

Perhaps the most important thing to know about any crime committed while in possession of a deadly weapon is that you automatically qualify for the 10-20-life law based on state statute 775.087, which dictates the minimum amount of time you can plan to see behind bars. Committing a crime with possession is an automatic ten year sentence. Firing a gun bumps that up to twenty years. Lastly, causing harm to another individual in any way during a crime can send you to jail for life.

Due to the serious nature and punishments that accompany these sorts of cases, it’s integral that you have an experienced defense attorney, who has a history of similar instances, on your side. Whitney S. Boan is someone that you can rely on in your time of need. She has served hundreds of clients with a multitude of different cases over the past decade. Her time has given her the ability to bring unique insight into your case; because while all are unique, there are elements that can be shared. Whitney is an extremely successful attorney, and if you want someone who can truly help you, it’s important that you get in touch with our offices today.

The Second Amendment in the Constitution guarantees your right to bear arms, but this doesn’t include all of the smaller details and technicalities that can arise. The most obvious aspect is that you need to show that you are legally allowed to own the weapon in your possession. Even if you can legally carry, should you be found committing another crime while doing so, you automatically violate certain laws. One of the most common crimes that is often taken by mistake is possession of a firearm by a convicted felon (link…). Simply being found with a weapon will result in time in prison, even if you were not found in the act of a crime. It’s important to know that possession does not mean it needs to be physically on your person at the time of the arrest, as you may have it in your home or car and it will still apply.

Don’t let your charge be upheld if you haven’t committed a real crime. Don’t end up in jail for years at a time while your personal reputation suffers. Call the office of  Whitney S. Boan, P.A. and start building your defense. With us on your side, you can rest assured that you’re in the best hands. We want you to get what you deserve.