West Palm Beach Weapons Charge Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been arrested on a weapons charge, retaining the services of our West Palm Beach criminal defense attorneys at Perlet, Shiner, Melchiorre & Walsh, P.A. will protect the rights of the accused and provide a better chance for reduced charges or a reduced sentence.
If you are arrested for illegally possessing a firearm, you may be charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on circumstances. A conviction for weapons charges in South Florida can have severe penalties. You will have to pay a fine and could face jail or prison time. If you have been arrested on a weapons charge, we can begin protecting your legal rights as quickly as possible.
To schedule a free initial consultation, call (561) 349-4856.
Understanding the Possible Penalties
A person who has been convicted of a felony is not allowed to own a firearm in the state of Florida. If the accused has a felony conviction on his or her criminal record, and is later arrested for possession of a firearm, he or she will face a minimum prison sentence of three years, if convicted of the charge.