Weapon Offenses include a range of different activities, including
Trafficking in Firearms,
Carrying a Concealed Weapon, and
Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, for example. Both Federal and Florida law include heavy fines and severe
criminal penalties, including potential mandatory/minimum sentences of
up to 25 years and maximum potential sentences of up to LIFE. Mr. Petruzzi
has represented numerous individuals charged with, or under investigation
for, Weapon Offenses by both Federal and State authorities. His experience
and knowledge serves as an invaluable asset to his clients.
To arrange for a free and confidential consultation with respect to any
Federal or State Weapon Offense, contact our office at (305)-770-6550.
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Federal Weapon Offenses are investigated and prosecuted by various agencies,
including the FBI, ATF, IRS, Department of Homeland Security, and the
Department of Justice. Some common Federal Statutes criminalizing Weapon
18 USC Sec. 922 –
(a) It shall be unlawful -
(1) for any person -
(A) except a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, or licensed dealer,
to engage in the business of importing, manufacturing, or dealing in firearms,
or in the course of such business to ship, transport, or receive any firearm
in interstate or foreign commerce[.]
Florida Weapon Offenses are investigated and prosecuted by various State
and Local law enforcement agencies. Some common Florida Statutes criminalizing
Weapon Offenses include:
790.15 Discharging firearm in public.—
(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) or subsection (3), any person
who knowingly discharges a firearm in any public place or on the right-of-way
of any paved public road, highway, or street or whosoever knowingly discharges
any firearm over the right-of-way of any paved public road, highway, or
street or over any occupied premises is guilty of a misdemeanor of the
first degree, punishable as provided in s.
775.082 or s.
775.083. This section does not apply to a person lawfully defending life or property
or performing official duties requiring the discharge of a firearm or
to a person discharging a firearm on public roads or properties expressly
approved for hunting by the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
or Division of Forestry.
(2) Any occupant of any vehicle who knowingly and willfully discharges
any firearm from the vehicle within 1,000 feet of any person commits a
felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s.
775.083, or s.
(3) Any driver or owner of any vehicle, whether or not the owner of the
vehicle is occupying the vehicle, who knowingly directs any other person
to discharge any firearm from the vehicle commits a felony of the third
degree, punishable as provided in s.
775.083, or s.