Crimes such as theft, carjacking and burglary are serious offenses punishable by fines and prison time. However, if a weapon is used during the commission of any of these crimes, the penalty is enhanced. Furthermore, you could face additional penalties for the unlawful possession and use of a firearm. Without proper counsel by your side, you could spend the rest of your life behind bars. With more than 30 years of legal experience, attorney Neal T. McShane at McShane & McShane Law Firm, P.A. handles armed robbery and other weapons charges on a regular basis. We understand the seriousness of the charge against you and work tirelessly to defend your rights.
To be charged with an enhanced penalty for using a gun during the commission of a crime, you need not fire the weapon. Given the frequency of shootings across the United States, gun laws are strict and individuals who use or possess firearms illegally face the full weight of the legal system. Our criminal defense attorney defends those accused of various types of weapon crimes, ranging from home invasions to theft, including:
The 10-20-Life law, a firearms law, triggers a minimum mandatory sentence for individuals who unlawfully possess, carry or use a gun. Under this law, you receive a minimum of 10 years in prison if you carry a firearm, 20 if you discharge a gun and 25-to-life if a person is shot or killed. Additionally, many federal laws prohibit the illegal sale, possession, trafficking and use of firearms.
Gun charges can be serious. However, with the help of our legal team at McShane & McShane Law Firm, P.A., you may be able to have your sentence reduced or the charges against you dismissed. To schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case with an experienced criminal law attorney, call 407-648-1500 or contact us online. Se habla español.