If you are a convicted felon, meaning you were adjudicated guilty of a felony in Florida, you are not allowed to possess a gun. That means you cannot “actually” possess the gun, which means have it on your person or clothes. It also means you cannot “constructively” possess the gun, which means have it in your reach or under your control.
In Jacksonville, Florida last week, Nicholas Fairclough was sentenced to 4 years in a Florida prison for possessing a gun in his book bag that shot a 3 year-old in the head. The child is alive with some hearing loss. Fairclough “constructively” possessed the gun, meaning it was found to be in his reach or control. If he had the gun on his person, he would be subject to a 3 year minimum mandatory. That means if convicted of actual possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, the minimum time you would be sentenced to is 3 years in prison with a maximum of 15 years.
If you have been arrested for a gun crime in Jacksonville, call our Jacksonville Gun Lawyers at (904) 634-0900.