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Sarasota Firearm Charge Defense Lawyer

Trial-Tested Experience in Florida Courts

At the Law Offices of Eric Reisinger, we bring valuable experience to people throughout the Sarasota area who have been charged with a crime. Eric Reisinger is a former prosecutor, who knows how the state evaluates and prosecutes criminal cases. We can quickly and accurately assess the strengths and weaknesses of your case, as well as when you should seek to negotiate a plea bargain and when you want to fight for your rights at trial.

Our firm aggressively defend anyone who has been charged with a gun or firearm crime. We will take care of all documents required by the court, and will be a strong voice for you in all hearings or proceedings, from the arraignment to trial.

We handle the defense of any type of crime involving the use of a firearm, including:

  • Assault — threatening or scaring someone with a gun

  • Battery – striking or shooting someone with a firearm

  • Attempted murder

  • Carrying a gun without the proper permit, including carrying a concealed weapon without the specific concealed weapon permit

  • Carrying a gun as a convicted felon

Facing firearm or weapons charges in Sarasota or Arcadia? Call us today at (941) 541-5335 for a free case review.

Can I Carry a Gun Without a Concealed Weapons' Permit in Florida?

If you are 18 or older, you may carry a concealed firearm or weapon without a concealed weapons permit in Florida, so long as it is “within the interior of a private conveyance and the weapon is securely encased or is otherwise not readily accessible for immediate use.” In other words, you should not be able to reach for it and shoot.

Do You Need a Permit to Buy a Gun in Florida?

In Florida, you do not require a permit to purchase a firearm nor is there a permit that exempts any person from the background check requirement.

Firearm Charges in Florida

There are numerous criminal offenses that involve the use, possession, and purchase of firearms and weapons in Florida. Additionally, there are also “firearm and weapons enhancements” that either increase penalties for violent crimes involving weapons or mandatory minimum prison terms.

Are Brass Knuckles Legal in Florida

Brass knuckles are illegal in Florida. The sale and production of brass knuckles is illegal in Florida, and the statute specifically says: “Any instrument or weapon of the kind usually known as metallic knuckles.” This also takes into account the materials of what brass knuckles are made of.

Carrying a concealed carry firearm without a valid license is a third-degree felony, punishable by imprisonment for up to five years and a maximum fine of $5,000. Carrying a concealed weapon (e.g. hunting knife, sling-shot, chemical weapon, etc.) without a permit is a first-degree misdemeanor, which carries a maximum jail term of one year and a fine no more than $1,000.

Improper exhibition of a weapon means displaying a firearm or weapon to another person in a threatening, menacing, or reckless manner. This type of offense is a first-degree misdemeanor.

Since convicted felons are prohibited from carrying or owning a firearm, a felon could be facing charges for actual possession of a firearm or construction possession of a firearm (e.g. firearm is a place that a felon has control of). Both types of possession are second-degree felonies, punishable by a maximum 15-year prison sentence and a fine of up to $10,000; however, actual possession is associated with a mandatory minimum term of three years.

Possession or discharge of a destructive device means intentionally making, possessing, throwing, placing, projecting, or discharge a destructive device such as a bomb or explosive. While this offense is a third-degree felony, if the purpose of the crime is to damage or injure, then it is a second-degree felony.

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When you hire our firm to defend you on a gun charge, we will fully investigate the facts and circumstances of your case, including whether you were acting in self-defense or the defense of others. We will verify that police had probable cause to make any search or seizure, and that you were properly advised of your rights when taken into custody.

For more information about our firm, contact us today to work with our Sarasota firearm defense attorney.

Trust Our Proven Trial Record

We Fight Fearlessly for Our Clients
  • 2019 CF 1401 - Armed Buglary Successful Resolution
  • 2018 CF 002675 AX–Felony Battery on a Person 65 or Older Case Dismissed
  • 2018 MM 003582 AX – Misdemeanor Battery Case Dismissed
  • 2018 CF 00889 – Armed Carjacking Successful Resolution
  • 2018 CF 000323 – Two Counts Felony Battery on a Person 65 or Older Case Dismissed
  • 2018 MM 010119– Misdemeanor Battery Case Dismissed
  • 2018 MM 000354 – Misdemeanor Battery Case Dismissed
  • 2018 MM 016449 NC– Misdemeanor Battery Case Dismissed
  • 2017 CF 000169 – Life Felony Armed Robbery Not Guilty Verdict
  • 2017 CF 002479 AX – 15 Counts of Possession of Child Pornography Successful Resolution

Client Testimonials

Your Rights Are Our Priority
  • I would definitely use them again!

    “Did exactly what they said they would do, was very responsive and helped to resolve my legal issue quickly.”

    - Heather
  • An articulate, professional, talented attorney.

    “I strongly recommend him if you are in need of a defense attorney!”

    - Kathy
  • Now I have a regular driver's license and no felony record thanks to these guys.

    “They were able to amend my charges so that I am no longer a habitual traffic offender and I was able to get my drivers license right away.”

    - Diane
  • I wouldn’t trust any other attorney.

    “I felt like I was talking to some one I could trust, good price ... and I couldn’t be happier with this firm.”

    - Able
  • When it comes to legal defense you need Eric in your corner.

    “If you need legal assistance you have found the right attorney.”

    - Kevin

What Makes Us the Right Choice?

  • Former Prosecutor
  • Strong Referral Rate from Other Attorneys
  • Trusted Reputation with Judges & Prosecutors
  • Phone Is Answered 24/7
  • Successful Trial Experience
  • Free Initial Consultation

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