Possession of Ammunition by a Convicted Felon

It is common knowledge that convicted felons cannot possess guns in Florida. If found to have one, a felon can be arrested for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. This is a second degree felony punishable for up to 15 years in prison. What people may not know is that it is the same punishment for possessing ammunition if you are a convicted felon.

In order to prove the crime of possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, the prosecutor mus prove that the defendant:

1. knew the ammunition was in his presence,
2. had the ability to maintain control of the ammunition, and
3. knew that it was illegal for him to have the ammunition.

If you are arrested for this felony in Jacksonville, a Drug Lawyer in Jacksonville can investigate the case further and make sure your rights are protected.