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 laws can lead to serious consequences. They are designed to give the prosecution an upper hand and to expose the accused to unbearably long prison terms 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 Mitchell A. Stone, P.A., you will be represented by a board-certified criminal trial lawyer with demonstrated courtroom trial skills. He has obtained numerous favorable results for our clients accused of violent crimes by proving they had the right to act to defend themselves against the perceived harm they were facing. 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, Stone represents clients throughout Northeast Florida and statewide, including federal weapons charges.

Gun Crimes And Weapons Charges

Stone has 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

Stone understands your rights and has successfully defended clients such as 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. Mitchell A. Stone, P.A., has 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.

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

We make it our business to know the law and the evidence better than our opposition. Mitch Stone is not afraid to challenge federal and state law enforcement officers such as the ATF, FBI and DEA in their accusations against clients. The success of these type cases revolves around the experience and skill of the attorney you have defending you.

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