Teen Arrested in Shooting Incident
On Sunday, December 15, 2013, emergency personnel transported a 19-year-old Fort Pierce resident to the hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound to the back. He survived the injuries, and the hospital has released him to return home, says Fort Pierce police spokesperson Sgt. Melissa Jaques.
Officers on the scene arrested 19-year old Jegan Robert Lagrandeur in connection with the incident. They arrived at 3100 Avenue E at 2:40 p.m. in response to a call claiming to have heard gunshots. Authorities have not released the complete details of the actual criminal charges against Mr. Lagrandeur, as well as his connection to the shooting. Nevertheless, he is under arrest for some involvement with firearms despite the constitutional right to bear arms. It is not known whether the accused has contacted a firearms criminal lawyer as of yet.
The Second Amendment to the American Constitution prevents the government from denying people the right to “keep and bear” arms. This law means that theoretically citizens can own weapons, if they so choose. Furthermore, Americans have the right to have these firearms in their possession, hence the use of the term “bear.”
Florida has a plethora of laws that can curtail the rights provided by the Constitution, depending on their application. The state laws do not explicitly conflict with the federal Constitution. Yet, laws against carrying a concealed weapon can have the effect of denying a person the ability to bear his or her gun. Likewise, provisions against recklessly displaying a weapon can render the right to keep a weapon ineffectual. Firearms criminal lawyers defend clients charged with offenses under these provisions on a regular basis.
Fortunately, those arrested for connection to a gun-related crime, such as the shooting incident that occurred recently on Avenue E, can contact a Fort Pierce criminal lawyer for consultation. The firearms criminal attorney can provide advice on how to challenge the charges arising from the presence of a gun. Most importantly, this legal adviser can help protect the defendant’s rights under our Constitution.
If you or someone you know has been in a similar situation involving firearms, contact the Jonathan Jay Kirschner legal team at 772-489-8501 as soon as possible. Mr. Kirschner, a certified Fort Pierce criminal lawyer, has years of experience with Florida firearms cases and believes in the spirit of the Constitutional right to bear arms.