What is the Stand Your Ground Law in Florida?
Florida Statute 776.013 (Stand Your Ground) is a Florida Law passed in 2005 that allows those who feel they are at significant risk of death or severe harm to defend themselves by meeting “force with force.” While standing your ground is a form of self-defense, there is a gray area that may be difficult to prove that one was defending oneself upon use of a firearm or deadly weapon. It is imperative to contact a lawyer with an in-depth understanding of Florida’s self-defense laws who can build a case in your favor. Everybody has the right to defend themselves, and our Palm Beach Gardens gun lawyer can help protect that right.
Can a Convicted Felon Own a Gun in Florida?
It is illegal for convicted felons to own or possess a firearm in Florida. However, Florida’s Clemency Board has the authority to restore civil rights if the firearm is an antique under Florida Statute 790.001(1). Conversely, this statute cannot restore the right to own, possess or use a firearm.
Convicted felons in Florida who are appropriately licensed may be able to hunt with bows, crossbows, and air guns such as BB guns. Since air guns do not use an explosive charge to shoot a projectile, Florida law does not consider them to be firearms. Those who are on probation should consult with their probation officer before using any form of recreational weapon.
How to Find the Best Gun Lawyer in Palm Beach Gardens?
It's important that when looking for the best gun lawyer in Palm Beach Gardens, and throughout South Florida, that you do your due diligence before settling on an attorney you feel comfortable with.
Start with friends and family. Ask the people that you trust the most if they've worked with a criminal defense lawyer in the past, and whether or not they would recommend that attorney. The next step would be to read online reviews and testimonials. Even though you don't know the people who wrote them, getting insight into how the attorneys worked with past clients is essential when determining whether or not they would be a good fit for your case. The final step you should take is interviewing multiple candidates. When your life is on the line, it's crucial to feel comfortable with the person defending you. Make sure to ask lots of questions, including whether or not they have experience with firearms and weapons charges. Not all criminal defense attorneys have the same experience; some may have never worked on a gun case at all.
Schedule a Consultation With Our Palm Beach Gardens Gun Lawyer
Gun laws are tough to navigate because, aside from federal gun laws, each state has its varying gun laws. Having an experienced Palm Beach Gardens gun lawyer on your side can help you if you have been charged with any gun or weapon-related crime.
If you or a loved one is being charged with a weapon-related offense, The Law Offices of Matthew Konecky, can help with offices in Palm Beach and Broward County. To protect your rights, click the button above or call us at (561) 671-5995 so we can review your case immediately.