Can a DUI Affect Your Gun Rights? Miami DUI Lawyer Explains

Written by:Julian Stroleny PortraitJulian Stroleny

A DUI is a severe offense in the state of Florida and can come with harsh penalties if you are found guilty. Being convicted of aggravated DUI charges can affect your life for a long period of time, and it even has the potential to affect your likelihood of owning a gun for recreational or sports purposes.

Guns and recreational gun laws have been getting much publicity over the past couple of years. Did you know that a felony DUI conviction could stand in your way of getting a gun license and that it might even prohibit you from owning a gun entirely?

Below is more information about DUIs and gun rights. If you want to speak directly with an attorney about DUIs, gun laws, or defending your case in court, call our office now to get in touch with a Miami DUI lawyer. Your consultation with us is free!

DUI Statistics

Never say never—thousands of Americans are convicted of a DUI every year, and your conviction could depend on something as simple as the DUI attorney appointed to your case. You will need a DUI attorney who has represented cases like yours before and who can represent your case aggressively when the time comes.

If you have a pending DUI case, your DUI attorney needs to make every effort to have your charges dismissed. It is much easier to fight a DUI the first time, rather than attempting to go back and appeal a case after being found guilty. Make an appointment with our DUI attorney in Miami as soon as you can to discuss the details of your case.

Felony DUI Convictions

In the state of Florida, a DUI becomes a felony after you have reached your third conviction, or after certain aggravating factors, and this can drastically affect your chances of ever owning a gun, whether for defense purposes or recreational hunting.

If you have ever had a felony conviction in the state of Florida, then you are expressly prohibited from being granted a gun license. It is also against federal laws in the United States to own or purchase a firearm if you have ever had a felony conviction from Florida or any other state.

Yet, there is still hope if your DUI case is still pending. That is, there is still time to defend your case in court, but you will need to find legal advice as soon as possible. A consultation with a criminal defense lawyer in Miami can point you in the right direction and help you best represent your case in court.

DUI and Gun Laws

Have you ever been in a situation where you were unsure where you stood legally or where you thought you might have overstepped a legal boundary?

Our criminal lawyers are available for consultations 24/7. Make an appointment with one of our attorneys, or just give us a call and speak with one. We’ll put you through to one of our DUI lawyers who can give you the best advice for your situation.

A Legal Consultation

Remember that your consultation with a top Miami criminal lawyer is free, and we’ll point you in the direction toward any useful resources that might help with your case. Our lawyers will assess the merits of your individual case and make the best recommendations for the next step forward. We believe in fighting for the rights of our clients where it really matters: in the courtroom.

Contact us today to find out how we can help you.

Stroleny Law: Criminal Defense Attorney handles a variety of criminal law cases, so call now if you have any questions.

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