South Florida Attorney for Weapons Violation Cases
Florida criminal statutes define a concealed weapon as almost any “deadly weapon” that can be carried on a person, concealed or not easily visible by another person. It does not necessarily have to be a firearm-- a deadly weapon could be a knife, 'carried on a person in such a manner as to conceal the weapon from the sight’ of another person.' Or, it could be determined that the knife was NOT a deadly weapon: it all depends upon the determination of law. A skilled attorney could formulate a legal argument centered around the design and construction of the knife, or whether it was indeed ‘concealed,’ by the person, or whether it was used or not used by the accused in a ‘threatening manner…”
Fighting a Firearms or Weapons Charge in Florida
The facts in any particular firearms or weapons case may prove more challenging than in others, but count on the Ledezma Law Firm to gather all evidence, evaluate the facts, and utilize all legal options to formulate a defense strategy. Even in a tough case, a settlement and reduction of charges is often possible. You can learn more in your free consultation, including possible strategies and outcomes for your particular case.
South Florida Gun Charge Lawyer
- Aggravated Battery with a Firearm;
- Aggravated Assault with a Firearm;
- Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon;
- Carrying a Concealed Weapon / Firearm;
- Improper Exhibition / Discharge of a Firearm;
- Attempted Manslaughter or Attempted Murder;
- Gun Trafficking;
- Federal Firearms Violations;
- Airport Weapon Charges including Possession of a Concealed Dangerous Weapon;
- Armed Robbery or Burglary with a Firearm;
- Juvenile Possession of a Weapon on School Grounds; and
- Violation of Probation When the Underlying Offense involved a Weapon or Firearm.
The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution clearly provides for an individual’s right to possess a firearm:
“A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”
It sound simple enough, however the Federal Government and State of Florida have enacted complex layers of statutes and regulations concerning virtually all aspects of gun and weapons possession and ownership. If you are facing a firearms or weapons charge, it is extremely serious under Florida criminal laws, with serious penalties to match if you are found guilty: carrying a concealed, unlicensed firearm is a 3rd degree Felony, with a maximum penalty of 5 years in jail plus a $5,000 fine.
If you are charged with any kind of firearms or weapons charge, you’ll want a Florida defense attorney who has successfully defended firearms and weapons charges before.
An excellent, reliable, knowledgeable, considerate, hard working attorney. I would never, ever use another attorney.
It is rare in this day and age to find an attorney that is dignified, caring and kept me up to date the entire time. He exceeded my expectations, which are quite high. Ray did not miss a beat in any part of the client/attorney relationship. If you need an attorney, this is the attorney you should choose. You will not be disappointed.
Great Attorney and cares about his clients.
Mr. Ledezma assisted me with my battery case and fought hard for me. He did not recommend accepting the first offer and it turned out he was correct. I ended up getting a much better deal which minimized the costs associated with my plea agreement and long-term consequences. More importantly, Mr. Ledezma by his actions really showed he cared and made me feel like I was more then just another client. A great experience and I would highly recommend him for anyone.
Very aggressive and cared about getting the nest result.
I fell down at Walmart about a year ago and hurt my back. I received medical treatment and brought it to Walmart's attention. However, when Walmart received my letter and medical records they said they were not responsible. My friend retained Renier for his personal injury matter and recommended him. When I spoke to Renier he was very helpful and explained the process to me. He didn't make any promises besides he would work very hard to get me a good settlement. He filed a demand letter and negotiated with Walmart for over 6 months when he eventually got me a great settlement. He was great because I was able to call him for questions even on the weekends. I could tell he cared about making me happy and getting me a great result. I highly recommend him to anyone else in my position.
Renier got me a great resolution to my case.
I retained Mr. Ledezma for my DUI case about a month ago. It was my second DUI arrest in a few years. Renier did a great job and explained the process to me and did not make promises he could not keep. There was a chance I would not get another reckless so my expectations were kept at a reasonable level. However, he found some weaknesses in the case and ended up getting me a reckless instead of a DUI conviction. I was impressed with Mr. Ledezma because he was very straightforward and showed that he cared. I would definitely recommend him because he is sincere in his efforts and cares about his clients.
Very Capable Trial Attorney
Renier or "Ray" as he calls himself represented me for a DUI in Palm Beach County and at first I was not thrilled about the idea of going to trial. However, Ray made me feel comfortable and explained the pros and cons of having a trial. We had the trial and he got me a NOT GUILTY. I was very happy but glad that the process was finally over. He could have kept me a bit more informed regarding the discussions he had with the state attorney about my case. Overall though, I would definitely recommend him to someone.