Posted On: March 27, 2012

Can Convicted Felons Carry Guns In Florida?

Even if Florida has a “Right to Carry and Bear Arms Law”. That doesn’t mean everyone is allowed to do so. Convicted felons are not allowed to carry or bear arms for the simple fact that they were convicted of a crime and as such they are not allowed to obtain the proper permits to carry a weapon concealed or otherwise. The mentally ill for obvious reasons, are not allowed either.

As in many other states, South Florida has a process to go through in order to obtain a permit to carry or conceal a weapon. Often times we hear about weapon involved domestic violence or fights at a local establishments in Miami, Broward or Palm Beach where someone used a gun. First of all one of the worst mistakes to having a concealed weapon permit is that people take the gun to a public place. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services strictly and most definitely advise against anyone carrying a weapon to any public place or any place where alcohol is more than likely to be consumed. This includes parks, schools, bars, nightclubs and so on.


Recently, two men were lost in the woods in the northern part of the State of Florida. The men were planning to cut a trail from the woods behind their home to a nearby creek. Unfortunately, they got lost and when they did not return home, the family advised the authorities to look for them. One of them was a convicted felon and after he was found safe, he was arrested for carrying a weapon.

The answer to the question above is NO!

If you or a family member should need advice or legal counsel pertaining to concealed weapon charges or self defense. Please call our office for your free consultation today!

Posted On: March 13, 2012

SUNSHINE and CROWDS

Spring is here and South Florida is a great place to some spend time because of the mostly sunny weather. But with the busy streets and crowded businesses comes some angry driving, and inpatient patrons. Just recently road rage has been reported to be increasing in Miami, Palm Beach and Broward counties.

Although road rage is usually a momentous reaction to the poor driving of another person, it can have sometimes lead to really serious circumstances and criminal consequences if taken further.

Some people engage in road rage and at times the accidents can be considered intentional disregard or one of the person’s commits a criminal act that when reflected on later, they realize it was a mistake they committed by giving into road rage. Recently, a man got out of his car with a gun and beat two other men down because they seemed to cut the man off in traffic. The man was jailed and held without bond for his actions and can be charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Many street crimes can start with road rage and as more people crowd the streets of South Florida and grow impatient in traffic, it is recommended that people drive safely. If you have been accused of a crime caused by a road rage incident call a local South Florida attorney and get the facts about your rights and information in your defense.

Posted On: March 7, 2012

Our Times And Cell Phone Crimes

In Ohio, a mother was accused and jailed for sending a friend a cell phone video, that depicted she was instructing her 2 year old daughter how to smoke a Marijuana cigarette. In case you were wondering? This is a crime. In Florida, the State could add several charges to this type of crime, such as; Child Abuse, Child Endangerment, Contributing to the delinquency of a minor and the list may go on. Why would this personal video be a crime?

First and foremost as far as Marijuana is concerned it is a controlled substance in some States and an illegal one in most. Secondly, the fact that the child is probably not aware that she is committing a crime and is just doing as mommy is instructing shows that the innocence of the child is being corrupted by a person who should know that they are doing something wrong and committing a crime.

Some parents take in stride that a taste of alcohol to a child is no big deal, or that a puff a cigarette is just a way to teach the child why the parent does it. But either way lesson or not, exposing children to drugs, alcohol or any habits that are not meant for a child may land the parent in some serious criminal situations. In some religious groups and cultures some of the practices involving children are customary and sacred. But if you reside in the United States it is best to know which of the customs practiced can be considered a crime.

If you or someone you know has been accused of any criminal circumstance involving a child. Seek the counsel of an attorney immediately. Your criminal attorney can determine if the acts fall into the actual letter of the law pertaining to what acts were practiced.