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Defending Your Right To Bear Arms

Many Florida residents are proud, responsible firearms owners. When your weapon is allegedly used to commit a crime, however, you could be facing severe penalties, including years in state prison. You could also be prohibited from ever owning a gun again, even for activities like hunting or target shooting.

At Mark J. O’Brien, our attorneys have defended numerous clients against all types of serious gun-related charges. As soon as a gun is involved in the commission of a crime, the stakes are higher, making a fast, effective response to the charges necessary. From our office in Tampa, our lawyers can get to work investigating your case and building a strong defense.

Lawyers Who Know How To Contest These Cases

Our attorneys will leave no stone unturned in determining how best to pursue your defense. They can interview witnesses, review police reports and determine whether:

  • Your gun was actually used in the alleged crime
  • You had possession of the weapon at the time
  • Your weapon had been stolen

With decades of combined criminal defense experience, our attorneys know how to hold prosecutors to their burden of proof and how to find weaknesses. We can work with experts to uncover forensic evidence, such as fingerprints and any ballistic evidence, to cast doubt over the prosecution.

Our experience includes representing a defendant charged with felon in possession of firearm, possession of cocaine, and violation of probation. The outcome was a short county jail term and probation, a significantly lesser punishment than the mandatory three-year prison term that accompanied the initial charges. View more case results.

Do Not Give Up Your Legal Rights. Contact Mark J. O’Brien, Today.

Our lawyers have a deep respect for the Second Amendment and the people who responsibly exercise their freedoms. To learn more about how we can protect your rights as a gun owner, contact us online or call 813-440-2347 to schedule a free consultation. From our Tampa and Orlando offices, we serve all of Florida and beyond.