In today's society guns have become a symbol of power and popularity. Juveniles, people under age 18, are the most influential group in society. Because of a juvenile's immaturity, Florida law (link to new statute page) has made it illegal for a juvenile to possess a firearm. For juveniles under the age of 16, they are not only prohibited from possessing a firearm, but they also can't use a BB gun without the supervision of a parent or guardian.
If a juvenile is charged and found guilty of possession of a firearm, there can be serious consequences. In addition to the possibility of being placed into a detention facility, a juvenile's driving privileges can be suspended for a minimum of 1 year. If previously adjudicated delinquent of an offense, a juvenile can face more severe penalties or even prison. Because of the inherently short period of time available in the juvenile system, the ability to preserve a juvenile's future must start right away.
By contacting the office of Arnold Law Firm, we can provide you or your child with the legal representation that is required to obtain the best outcome in the case. Our Jacksonville attorneys are well-versed in these kinds of cases and work diligently on behalf of juveniles who have been charged in Duval County, Clay County, St. John's County, Nassau County and across the state of Florida. If you know a juvenile who is facing firearms charges, please contact us today.
For a general discussion of juvenile criminal defense and how Arnold Law Firm efficiently and professionally handles these cases, click here. For an examination of the law for carrying concealed weapons and firearms in Florida, click here. If you would like an overview of weapons charges in Florida, then click here.