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If you’re a convicted felon caught with a firearm then you know you’re in big trouble. The consequences of Possession of a Firearm West Palm Beach will vary from case to case but it can be as extreme as a life sentence. A good attorney can challenge possession of weapon charges and can reduce the sentence given to you. To help you understand, here are the consequences of a convicted felon caught with a firearm:

 

Actual Possession of Firearm by a Convicted Felon

 

Actual possession means the weapon is in the hands of the person or within the reach of the person, or within close proximity wherein the person still has control over it. The judge can impose a combination of any of the following:

 

  • Required to serve a minimum of 3 years in prison and can reach up to 15 years.
  • Up to 15 years on probation.
  • Maximum of $10,000 in fines.

 

Constructive Possession of Firearm by a Convicted Felon

 

Constructive possession means that the weapon is in a place wherein the person has control over it whether concealed or not. The judge can impose a combination of any of the following:

 

  • Maximum of 15 years in prison.
  • Probation up to 15 years.
  • Maximum of $10,000 in fines.

 

Possession of a Firearm West Palm Beach

 

The consequences might not sound grave to you but 15 years in prison is a long time to miss out on life. Your family will celebrate events and milestones without you, your kids will have birthdays without you, and more. That is a lot to sacrifice if you ask us. That is why it is so important to consult with an attorney who has extensive knowledge and experience, and someone who has successfully dealt with cases regarding weapon offense charges.

 

What happens if I get caught with possession of a firearm in West Palm Beach?

 

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Find an attorney who can defend you. At David Olson Law, we have more than 30 years of experience in representing and defending clients charged with felonies and misdemeanors.  Call us today for a free case review!