Jacksonville Gun Crimes Defense Lawyers

Defending Gun Charges and Enhanced Crimes in State and Federal Courts of Florida

A gun or other weapon used in connection with a felony raises the very real possibility of prison. Many of these offenses carry mandatory sentences, up to life in prison. 10-20-Life is serious and is designed to ensure for an unbearably long prison term if convicted.

Stand Your Ground and Other Defenses

When your freedom is on the line, put your gun crime defense in the hands of an experienced criminal defense attorney. At Stone Lockett, you will be represented by a Board-Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer other highly accomplished attorney with demonstrated courtroom trial skills. He and his associates are trained to obtain favorable results for our clients. Mitch Stone has obtained outright dismissals and jury acquittals, and negotiated plea bargains that spared clients years or decades of prison time.

If you are accused of a firearms offense or face weapons enhancements, contact us immediately. With offices in Jacksonville and The Beaches, we represent clients throughout northeast Florida and statewide, including federal weapons charges.

Gun Crimes and Weapons Charges

We have handled the full range of firearm and weapon offenses:

  • Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
  • Possession of stolen or unregistered firearms
  • Automatic weapons, short-barreled shotguns or illegal ammunition
  • Firearms violations in airports or on airplanes
  • Possession of bombs, explosives or ingredients
  • Arms trafficking and smuggling
  • Carrying a concealed firearm or weapon
  • Brandishing a gun (improper exhibition)
  • Illegal discharge of a firearm

We successfully defended an alleged member of the Y2K Militia against federal charges of manufacturing and distribution of machine guns and illegal weapons, achieving a not guilty verdict at trial even though alleged co-conspirators testified against him at trial. (See our Success Stories in criminal defense.)

Firearms and Weapons

Using or merely possessing a gun in the commission of another crime can add years of prison time, consecutive to and often exceeding the penalty for the underlying charge. Stone Lockett has also defended clients facing 10-20-Life enhancements under Florida law — mandatory 10 years for possessing a firearm, 20 years for firing it, and 25 years to life for wounding someone, whether the alleged victim or a bystander.

We have defended against firearm enhancements for violent crimes such as aggravated assault or aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, armed robbery and aggravated robbery, attempted murder, sexual assault, and gun crimes in connection with drug trafficking.

We make it our business to know the law and the evidence better than our opposition. Mr. Stone and his team have confronted the ATF and other federal law enforcement agencies in challenging their accusations against our clients. The success of these type cases revolves around the experience and reputation of the attorney you have defending you.

With everything at stake, you need sophisticated representation. Call our Jacksonville office at 904-396-3335 or contact us online for a free, confidential consultation.

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