Downtown Tampa




Weapons and Firearms



LHJ LAW handles the following types of charges in this category, including but not limited to:

* Felon in Possession of a Firearm

* Carrying Concealed Firearm/Weapon

* ...and others.


The charges, and consequently the possible sentences, under this category vary greatly.  If a person with a felony conviction is near a gun that is not clearly possessed by another, he or she is often at risk of being charged with the offense of Felon in Possession of a Firearm.  There are two types of possession:


a)  Actual Possession - an item is in the hand or on the person, and


b) Constructive Possession - an item is not in the hand or on the person but is tied to the individual in such a way so as to allow the reasonable inference that the person knows of the existence/location of the item, knows of its illicit nature and, by all other indicators, has the ability to exercise dominion and control over the item.


Since the facts of a particular case impact the type and severity of the charge(s) as well as the sentencing options, specific legal and strategic concepts that impact a particular case should only be obtained through consultation with an attorney.