Help from a Indian River Firearm Possession Lawyer
On Monday, December 28th, Sheriff’s deputies in Indian River County arrested two teenagers following reports of nearly two dozen shots fired at an apartment complex. When the deputies arrived at the scene, they found damage to a nearby building and an occupied apartment. There were no injuries.
The two suspects, aged 15 and 17, were arrested that same evening. The deputies found the teens sitting in a parked car. The Sheriff’s department also stated that the two weapons they suspect were used in the alleged crime were in plain view inside the car. One of the weapons, a .40 caliber handgun was reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle in late November.
An anonymous tip led to the arrest of one of the teens. The other admitted to possession of the stolen gun. Both of them denied knowledge of the gunfire, though detectives say that shell casings found at the complex matched one of the handguns.
The two teens were charged with a number of crimes, including firearm possession.
The Seriousness of Illegal Firearm Possession
The Second Amendment protects the right of individual citizens to keep and bear arms. But each state has the right to regulate who can carry weapons and under what circumstances.
The Second Amendment does not give anyone the right to steal, keep, and shoot the firearm of another, as in the example above. It is also against the law to recklessly display a firearm. You cannot carry a concealed firearm without a license. And even if you have a license, it is against the law to carry a firearm into an establishment that serves alcohol. Carrying a firearm as a convicted felon is also against the law.
If you are convicted of any of the above Indian River firearm possession offenses, the penalty could be harsh. You will face fines and prison time. This can in turn lead to the ruin of your life.
If you have been arrested for firearm possession, you should retain the services of an Indian River criminal lawyer. The authorities may press you to cooperate with their investigation. You should say or do nothing until your Indian River criminal lawyer arrives. Your attorney will advise you on how to answer their questions. They will also review the evidence the authorities have against you. If there is enough to charge you with an Indian River firearm possession crime, your lawyer will help build your defense.
The two young men above face serious legal trouble. If you or someone you know have been in a similar legal situation contact Jonathan Jay Kirschner, Esq., & Associates, LLC at (772) 489-8501.