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Kevin has handled thousands of cases in Palm Beach County and the local court systems. Most of all, he knows how to defend you against felony firearm charges successfully.

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Felony Firearm Lawyer Work with an experienced felony firearm attorney to best protect your rights.

If you are facing felony firearm charges in Florida, it’s important to understand the details of the charge, the potential punishments, and the possibilities for your defense. Especially because these charges apply specifically to those who have already been convicted of a felony, building a strong case is crucial for retaining your rights and protecting your freedoms.

Facing a charge of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon generally means that you have been convicted of a felony in Florida and are later found to be in possession of ammunition or firearms. However, these charges involve in-depth details when it comes to the type of possession, and these details can have important consequences for the outcome of your case and the potential sentence.

Because this charge is uniquely nuanced and the stakes are high, it’s crucial to work with a felony firearm attorney who is experienced in Florida criminal defense. Peterford Law has handled over a thousand cases and has experienced both sides of the courtroom as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney. His years of experience and local knowledge can help in building the best possible defense for your felony firearm case.


What is a Felony Firearm Case?

Being charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon in Florida means that you:
  • Have been convicted of felony in Florida
  • Are younger than 24 and have been convicted of an act that would be charged as a felony for an adult defendant
  • Have committed a felony in another state or country
In addition, you have been found to be in possession of:
  • Ammunition
  • Electric weapons
  • Tear gas
  • Chemical weapons
  • Firearms

It’s important to understand the nuances involved with felony firearm cases. A knowledgeable felony firearm attorney like Peterford Law can help break down the details of your specific case and best prepare you for the next steps in your trial.

Punishments for Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon charges in Florida vary based on whether the firearm was under actual possession or constructive possession of the defendant.

Actual possession suggests that the firearm or weapon was physically in the hand or on the person of the defendant, in a container in the hand or on the person of the defendant, or within easy reach of the defendant.

Constructive possession means that the firearm was in the control of the defendant or has been concealed by the defendant.

Actual possession can come with more severe punishments compared to constructive possession, and requires a minimum sentence if convicted.

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Kevin Peterford is a former prosecutor and has been on the other side of the courtroom. He has handled hundreds of DUI cases and tried over 25 trials to verdict. With his extensive experience in DUI prosecution, Kevin presents a winning argument every time.

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If you’ve been charged with a felony in Florida, you need solid representation from an experienced felony lawyer. Kevin Peterford can help fight your case, protect your rights, and ensure the best outcome for you.

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Potential Punishments Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon is a second degree felony in Florida.

For both actual possession and constructive possession charges, a judge can sentence you to any combination of these punishments:

  • Up to 15 years in prison
  • Up to 15 years of probation
  • Up to $10,000 in fines

Florida law requires a minimum three-year sentence for actual possession of a firearm by a felon if convicted.

This is a mandatory sentence and must be imposed by the judge if you are found guilty.


Possible Defenses

Especially because Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon charges can carry life-altering minimum sentences, it’s crucial to prepare yourself to make the best defense possible. Finding an experienced, knowledgeable and compassionate felony firearm attorney can help you preserve your rights and protect your freedoms.

The right felony firearm lawyer can help you build the very best defense for your case by considering details such as officer conduct upon arrest, pretrial documentation, and any other vulnerabilities in the prosecutor’s case. In some cases, convicted felons have had their civil rights and firearm authority restored, which would also be used to build an appropriate defense.

With more than three years as a former prosecutor, Peterford Law knows the courtroom inside and out. His unique perspective and in-depth knowledge of Florida law help prepare him to build the strongest possible defenses for his clients.

Peterford Law fights for each and every client with unwavering dedication and is truly passionate about protecting your rights. Don’t leave your case up to chance. Request a consultation today!


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With a felony firearm charge, there’s no time to waste. It’s critical to have a skilled attorney who will work to fight your charge. Kevin Peterford’s experience on both sides of the courtroom gives him an edge to help your case. Don’t waste valuable time in preparing your own firearm felony case! Contact Peterford Law today.

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