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In the State of Florida, weapons convictions can carry severe sentences, particularly when defendants have a criminal record and/or the weapons charge is coupled with other criminal charges, such as home invasion or robbery. In many cases, weapons charges carry mandatory prison sentences, and those convicted may also face permanent marks on their record, along with heavy fines and community service time.

It's important that those who have been charged with a weapons crime in Florida consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney to learn more about their legal rights. Schwendeman is a legal professional who is dedicated to aggressively defending our clients' rights in any necessary legal proceedings, including (not limited to):

  • arraignments and bail hearings
  • trial
  • sentencing proceedings
  • sealed records hearings
  • probation violation proceedings

Types of Weapons Charges

Weapons charges in a particular case will vary according to the details of the event and whether anyone was injured or killed as a result of the alleged weapons violation(s). Florida's law is tough and known as 10-20-Life. That means, if you use a gun in the commission of a crime, you can get 10 years, if the gun is fired, 20 years, if someone is hurt or killed, life…day for day, with no early release possible.

Keep in mind that the term weapon in these offenses can apply to any deadly weapon, including knives, switchblades, razors and broken bottles, in addition to firearms.

How Mr. Schwendeman Can Help

If you or a loved one has been accused of unlawful use of a weapon and are seeking legal guidance from an aggressive criminal attorney, contact Attorney Gregory Schwendeman to schedule a private consultation with Mr. Schwendeman. Mr. Schwendeman will sit down with you and listen to all the details of your individual case. He will explain, in-depth, the legal process and potential outcomes to your case so you understand all the possibilities.

For more information or to schedule a private case evaluation with the Schwendeman Law Firm, call 855.674.9898 or Email at




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