Weapons found in close proximity to other alleged criminal activity like drug distribution have serious consequences in Florida’s State courts. Worse still is the prospect of prosecution of these offenses in Federal Court where the penalties are consecutive and often include minimum mandatory sentences.
What is needed to Prove Possession of a Weapon?
Here is a typical factual situation in constructive possession cases in Florida. “[P]olice arrived at the residence in question; inside were Appellant and four other males. Adjacent to the residence was a fenced-in area where a newer-model Chrysler was located, with other cars. . . . In the glove compartment [the cops] found a rental car agreement in [Defendant’s] name with what appeared to be [Defendant’s] signature. According to the agreement, the rental period began on August 29, 2013, and was due to end at 6:00 p.m. on September 5, 2013, the day of the search. In the front-seat center console, which was closed, the detective found a handgun and a receipt for payment of a T-Mobile cell phone bill. [Defendant’s] name was on the receipt . . . .” The Complete description of this possession of weapons case is here.
What is Carrying a Concealed Firearm?
Florida Statutes Section 790.01 Carrying concealed weapons.
(2) A person who carries a concealed firearm on or about his or her person commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
What about Felons Carrying a Weapon in Florida?
GUNS0420 is a code used by prosecutors and the Courts to stand for FELON IN POSSESSION FIREARM FIREARM POSSESS and is often charged in Hillsborough County, Florida.
Florida Statutes Section 790.23 Felons and delinquents; possession of firearms, ammunition, or electric weapons or devices unlawful.
(1) It is unlawful for any person to own or to have in his or her care, custody, possession, or control any firearm, ammunition, or electric weapon or device, or to carry a concealed weapon, including a tear gas gun or chemical weapon or device, if that person has been convicted.
What is Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon?
ASSA5005 is a Felony charge code used by prosecutors and the Courts to stand for AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON and is often charged in Hillsborough County, Florida..
In fact, ASSA5005 AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON one of the 50 most commonly charged offenses in Hillsborough County, Florida.
Florida Statutes Section 784.021 Aggravated assault.
(1) An “aggravated assault” is an assault:
(a) With a deadly weapon without intent to kill; or
(b) With an intent to commit a felony.
(2) Whoever commits an aggravated assault shall be guilty of a felony of the third degree.
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