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Weapons charges are not just for state courts; they can also become federal crimes. A felony weapons charge is the illegal possession, distribution, and/or transportation of firearms. These cases often involve those with previous felony convictions for similar crimes; therefore, they are not allowed to carry or possess a firearm of any kind.
Types of Federal Weapons Charges
There are numerous federal weapons charges a person can face, but some of the more common seen in Florida include:
- Unlawful Possession – This is when a felon is in possession of a firearm. Even if the weapon is inoperable or the felon is just in possession of ammunition, he or she could face this charge.
- Firearms Trafficking –This involves smuggling or transporting guns or ammunition across state lines.
- Violent Crimes with a Firearm – Any violent crime that involves the use of a firearm could result in this charge.
- Fraud – Fraud refers to the illegal obtaining of weapons using illegal permits.
Federal weapons charges come with much harsher punishments and longer prison sentences. You could face decades in prison.
If you have been arrested for a federal weapons charge, do not wait. Contact the attorneys at Farkas & Crowley today for a free case evaluation.