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Florida Defense Attorney Handles A Range of Gun Crimes
Our country has strict laws in place to govern the possession and use of firearms. If you are accused of committing a federal gun crime offense, the penalties you face are much more severe than if you were charged with a state firearms crime. At the Law Office of Nayib Hassan, P.A., we recognize the seriousness of your situation. The moment you retain our services, we work swiftly to investigate your case, protect your rights, and help you build a solid defense.
Possession of A Firearm or Ammunition by A Prohibited Person
If you are a prohibited person, and found in possession of a firearm or ammunition while crossing state lines, you face steep penalties. According to USC § 922(g), you face up to 10 years imprisonment. Furthermore, you may receive a minimum sentence of 15 years without parole if you have three or more prior convictions for a felony crime of violence (e.g., burglary, robbery, assault, possession of offensive weapons), and/or drug trafficking felony.
Prohibited individuals are the following:
Person subject to a domestic restraining order
Person with a prior conviction for domestic violence
Fugitive from justice
Someone dishonorably discharged from the military
Under USC § 922(d), knowingly selling a firearm to any of these prohibited persons is a federal offense punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment.
Using A Gun During A Drug or Violent Crime
If you are arrested for furthering a drug felony or federal crime of violence by using a firearm, you face federal charges. Under USC § 924(c), you face a minimum of 5 years and up to life imprisonment, without parole, or death if death results from use of a firearm. Your sentence must be served consecutive to any other sentence.
It is also important to remember that the mandatory minimum sentence may increase depending on certain factors such as:
The type of firearm involved (sawed-off gun, silencer, etc.)
If more than one offense was committed
Whether the gun was simply possessed or was brandished or discharged
The use of a gun during the commission of any type of crime can significantly increase the charges against you. If you are arrested for any type of federal firearm offense, consult with an experienced criminal law attorney as soon as possible.
Nothing is more important than picking up the phone and contacting a criminal defense attorney after being accused of or arrested on a criminal charge. Even if you haven’t been arrested yet and the police are simply investigating their suspicions, it is in your best interest to pursue legal counsel as soon as you are able to.
At the Law Office of Nayib Hassan, we know that bargaining for lesser charges is often not in the best interest of the client. Many prosecutors will put the pressure on in order to secure a guilty plea, often leading the accused into believing that there’s no way they will be found innocent in a court of law. However, our clients often stand the best chance of being proven innocent or having the charges dropped if we proceed with a trial.
We’ll investigate the evidence available in your case and will exhaust every possible resource in order to put together a strong, compelling defense that meets the prosecution at every turn. We will fight zealously for your rights under the law, regardless of the crime you have been charged with.
Don’t wait to get legal help if you or someone you love have been arrested for a crime or have been accused of committing a crime. Contact Law Office of Nayib Hassan today for a consultation to discuss the details of your case and to determine what the next best step should be.