Firearms & Weapons
Florida is one of the state’s notoriously known to be tough on crime, especially when it comes to firearms and weapons. The statutes and constitution are very clear on who can carry a concealed weapon or any type of weapon. Regardless of that, the number of people that are charged with illegal weapons and firearms in Florida is still on the rise.
Being charged with unlawful possession of an illegal weapon or firearm is a serious crime. If you or anyone you know has been charged with this crime, you need to call The Law Office of Matthew Glassman, P.A. and speak to attorney Matthew Glassman at once. With more than 10 years of experience, Mr. Glassman has dealt with cases ranging from DUI’s to white collar crime to the more severe first degree murder cases.
Charged with unlawful possession of a firearm or weapon in West Palm Beach?
As defined in section Section 790.01(2), Florida Statutes “a person who carries a concealed firearm on or about his person commits a felony of the third degree.”If you are charged with this felony the penalty could be 5 years of imprisonment or a fine of $5000 and 5 years of probation.
The Law Office of Matthew Glassman, P.A. can take advantage of multiple legal defenses in an attempt to get your case dismissed or your penalties minimized.
The legal defenses that may be pursued in your West Palm Beach Firearms and weapons case are as follows:
- The weapon was discovered in an illegal search (without a warrant). As defined in The Fourth Amendment “protect citizens from unreasonable search and seizure. The government may not conduct any searches without a warrant, and such warrants must be issued by a judge and based on probable cause.”
- Being placed under arrest as a result of police misconduct.
- Your weapon does not meet the characteristics of a generally prohibited weapon.
- You were unaware that your weapon falls under the category of a generally prohibited weapon.
- You have a valid permit to carry the weapon or firearm that was in your possession.
Our firearms and weapons law firm handles cases in West Palm Beach and Pompano Beach, but also accepts cases from the following surrounding areas, including:
- Fort Lauderdale
- West Palm Beach
- Coral Springs
- Delray Beach
- Broward County
- Pompano Beach
- Pembroke Pines
- Boca Raton
Are you or someone you know facing allegations of a weapons charge in South Florida?
After being in the field for more than 10 years and handling cases punishable by the death penalty, Matthew Glassman has defended countless people from cases stemming from the use, discharge and possession of a firearm. If you have been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm or any weapons charge you need to act fast and call the Law Office of Matthew Glassman, P.A. right away. With the right attorney by your side you can have your penalty discharged or for the least minimized.
Call (954) 908-3399 now for a FREE consultation with a Florida firearms and weapons defense attorney
Law Office of Matthew Glassman P.A.
600 SW 4th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
Tel: (954) 908-3399