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Armed Career Criminal

If you have a felony record, you are likely aware that you are not allowed to own a firearm under federal law. Depending on the nature of your prior convictions, any further conviction for a weapons-related crime could mean severely enhanced penalties. You could be looking at more than 15 years in prison to life if convicted as an armed career criminal.

With your freedom on the line, you can put your trust in our lawyers at O’Brien Hatfield, P.A.. Our Tampa-based law firm is a premier resource for people throughout Florida facing serious federal gun charges and sentencing enhancements.

Get The Experience You Need When Facing Decades In Federal Prison

To be considered an armed career criminal, you will need to have more than three convictions for violent felonies or “serious” drug crimes. Even juvenile offenses can count toward this total. If you then are charged with a weapons-related federal offense, such as illegally owning a firearm, a conviction could trigger the sentence enhancements.

No matter how fair or unfair the law may seem, the U.S. Supreme Court has already determined that armed career criminal sentencing enhancements do not constitute cruel or unusual punishment.

Our lawyers have extensive experience handling hundreds of federal cases for our clients and possess a track record that includes trial acquittals, charge dismissals and effective plea negotiations.

Level The Playing Field. Call O’Brien Hatfield, P.A..

You need lawyers on your side who know how to fight back against zealous federal prosecutors. Our attorneys at O’Brien Hatfield, P.A., will pursue every opportunity to help you achieve a successful resolution of your case.

To schedule a free consultation, contact us online or call 813-440-2347.