Firearms And Gun Violations
Our criminal defense firm has handled all types of gun crime violations in both federal and state courts here in Fort Myers, Florida. As longtime hunters and shooting enthusiasts, attorneys Peter Aiken and Sean O’Halloran understand the importance of the Second Amendment and the constitutional right to bear arms. They are strong proponents of Florida’s Stand Your Ground law and have litigated criminal cases where self-defense has been raised on behalf of falsely accused defendants.
If you have been charged with carrying a concealed firearm in Lee County, you may have a valid defense. You may have been the victim of an unlawful search or illegal stop. You may not have been correctly advised of your rights, including your right to refuse a search of your home or vehicle. You may not have been advised of your right to remain silent before making a statement or admission.
More Than 40 Years Of Experience Defending Against Weapons Violations
Our attorneys have over 40 years of experience defending against federal weapons violations, including cases involving silencers and other Class III weapons. We defend people accused of making straw purchases or lying on ATF gun purchase forms. We also defend people charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in both state court and the Southern District of Florida in federal court. We regularly litigate against the harsh federal sentencing guidelines and aggressively defend gun cases with minimum mandatory sentences in state court. We often defend cases of road rage in which a gun has been pointed or displayed. We know how terrible the “10-20-Life” sentencing rule is in Florida.
Did you know that if you are convicted of domestic violence, it affects your right to buy, own or carry a gun? Did you know that if you are placed on probation for even a misdemeanor offense, you cannot possess a firearm while on probation? Know your rights!
Having an experienced criminal defense lawyer is the first giant step in staying out of jail. Peter Aiken is a former federal agent and federal prosecutor. Sean O’Halloran is a former state prosecutor in Charlotte and Lee counties. We understand gun and weapon crimes and defenses.
We handle charges of aggravated assault or aggravated battery, murder, shooting into a dwelling, carrying a concealed weapon, altering a serial number, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a destructive device, hate crime, short barreled shotgun, or some other firearm violation.
Call today for a free consultation about your case.