The Broward Criminal Lawyer online magazine was recently asked about Florida law pertaining to crimes committed where a weapon is alleged to have been used.
Q: What are considered weapon offenses in Broward County? Does it matter what the weapon was?
weapon offenses published in the Broward Criminal Lawyer.
A. Any Broward criminal lawyer will tell you that Florida has strict laws regarding the purchase, possession, carrying, and use of firearms and weapons. Florida’s weapon offenses can be categorized into two categories. The first deals with specific crimes based on improper possession, purchase, and/or use of firearm or weapon. The other category is weapons and firearm enhancements, which deals with using of firearm in violent crimes such as robbery, aggravated battery, and aggravated assault and so on. The penalties for the second category are 10-20-Life, which are severe penalties including minimum mandatory prison sentence of 10 or 20 years, or life sentences. Here we shall discuss the first category, covering some of the usual Florida weapons offenses. – William Moore Criminal Defense Broward Florida