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Florida Residents Push for Stricter Gun Law

Florida gun control advocates are pushing local legislatures to ban semiautomatic rifles with high-capacity magazines. Passing a ban on semiautomatic rifles is an ambitious plan, especially in a Republican-controlled state senate. Survivors and relatives of those killed in the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando and victims of the 2018 Parkland High School shooting are advocating for the political...

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Florida Law Enforcement Officers Attempt to Preemptively Find Potential Mass Shooters

The devastating mass shootings that have occurred across the United States have spurred citizens to unite and urge their lawmakers to find solutions. Gun reform activists are using their collective voice to push for tougher gun laws.  National retailers are taking steps and banning certain sales of guns and ammo. Several states are promoting legislation that creates more restrictions...

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Florida’s Red Flag Gun Law: What You Need to Know

Red flag gun laws have gained wide publicity in light of recent mass shooting events around the country. Red flag gun laws allow state courts to order the confiscation of guns from individuals the court deems to be a risk. President Trump recently called for a federal red flag law. Currently 17 states, including Florida, have passed red flag...

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Self-Defense and Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” Law

A recent Florida manslaughter trial received national attention when a jury convicted a licensed gun owner of manslaughter for killing another man in a Clearwater parking lot.  The case involved Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law, which makes it legally justified for a person who is in fear for his or her life to use deadly force to stop an...

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Florida Man Faces Aggravated Battery Charges After Firing Shots

A 25-year-old man from Cocoa recently fired gunshots into the air near his girlfriend as he sat in a car driven by his mother. Prosecutors charged the suspect with multiple gun-related charges. The punishment for Florida gun-related convictions can be serious. If you are facing a gun-related charge in the Orlando, Florida area, Moses & Rooth Attorneys at Law...

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Don’t Carry that Firearm at the Orlando Airport

For decades, law enforcement officials have been seizing firearms at the Orlando International Airport. Fortunately, these isolated cases were most likely related to individuals who simply forgot to remove the personal weapons from their carry-on luggage before entering the airport and passing through TSA screening. Even though it may have been an innocent mistake, law enforcement has a zero tolerance policy regarding...

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Are Florida Campuses Becoming the Wild, Wild West? A Glimpse at Florida’s New Gun Laws

The Florida House Criminal Justice Subcommittee and the Senate Criminal Justice Committee passed a bill that would allow college students to carry guns on college campuses. If the bill becomes a law, then students, faculty and employees with gun licenses will be able to legally carry concealed handguns on college campuses. This bill has become a heated topic of...

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Concealed Weapon Permit: Affirmative Defense to Concealed Weapons Charges

In Florida, if you have been charged with a crime, you have an opportunity to plead an affirmative defense. An affirmative defense is an assertion that, if true, will defeat the prosecution’s complaint, even if the allegations set forth in the complaint are true. In short, even if everything written in the complaint is true and you actually committed...

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The Most Commonly Committed Federal Crimes

When someone is arrested of a crime, they may be charged with a federal crime, as well as a state crime.  If you have been charged with a federal crime it is important to contact an experienced federal criminal defense attorney to represent you against charges that may hold serious consequences if convicted.  The experienced federal criminal defense attorneys...

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Penalties and Enhancements

Dangerous Weapons Offenses in Florida Florida has one of the toughest gun control laws in the country. The controversial “10-20-Life” model assigns a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 10 years for when an offender possesses or pulls a gun during the commission of certain crimes. Mere possession of a firearm or other specific weapons can be a crime if...

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