WEST PALM BEACH WEAPONS DEFENSE ATTORNEYS
LOCATED IN WEST PALM BEACH, FL AND SERVING CLIENTS THROUGHOUT FLORIDAWeapons charges are not just for state courts; they can also become federal crimes. A felony weapons charge is the illegal possession, distribution, and/or transportation of firearms. These cases often involve those with previous felony convictions for similar crimes; therefore, they are not allowed to carry or possess a firearm of any kind.
TYPES OF FEDERAL WEAPONS CHARGESThere are numerous federal weapons charges a person can face, but some of the more common seen in Florida include:
- Unlawful Possession – This is when a felon is in possession of a firearm. Even if the weapon is inoperable or the felon is just in possession of ammunition, he or she could face this charge.
- Firearms Trafficking –This involves smuggling or transporting guns or ammunition across state lines.
- Violent Crimes with a Firearm – Any violent crime that involves the use of a firearm could result in this charge.
- Fraud – Fraud refers to the illegal obtaining of weapons using illegal permits.
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