justice scalesGun ownership and control is a hot topic. The right to own and bear arms is not only newsworthy, but carries with it complex legal rights, responsibilities and prohibitions. The sheer volume of gun and weapons related laws makes it difficult to fully understand these rights and misunderstandings are common. The Ferraro Law Group is knowledgeable in interpreting and applying the laws that affect you when a weapons related charge is made.

The law that applies to your case depends on the facts of the circumstances. Florida weapons laws cover a wide range of topics, including:

● Permits and Licenses: not needed for a shotgun, rifle or handgun. But in no instance may a convicted felon purchase a weapon of these types unless his civil rights have been restored

● Reciprocity: reciprocity of your right to carry a weapon means you don’t have to apply for a new license when you move to a new state. If you move to Florida you do not have to apply for a new permit, but here is a requirement that you have your out of state license recognized by Florida

Not only do you need to be aware of the licensing requirements, but when using a weapon you must take care that you do so lawfully. Use of a weapon in self-defense may seem like a given, but cases making national headlines such as the Trayvon Martin care show that is not always the case. If you have been charged with a crime involving a weapon, be sure all witnesses names and contact information are known to your attorney so a defense can be made on your behalf. Our attorneys can help you with the rights associated with licensure and carrying weapons, and also defend you when you are arrested for misuse.

We work hard to minimize the consequences of gun related offenses. When seeking to protect your right of lawful weapons possession, call an attorney that knows the rules. At Ferraro Law Group we help people sort through the requirements to carry a weapon and also provide defense of weapons related charges. Call today to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney.