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NFA Gun Trusts

NFA Gun Trusts There are many advantages to putting your firearms in a specialized trust created for that purpose. Fully-automatic firearms, silencers, short-barreled rifles, short-barreled shotguns, and certain other types of weapons are regulated under the National Firearms Act (NFA). This means you have to pay a $200 transfer “tax” and obtain approval from ATF […]

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Driving Under the Influence

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) DUI cases have serious consequences. If convicted, you could get jail time, supervised probation, mandatory loss of driver’s license, higher auto insurance premiums, vehicle impoundment, completion of DUI school, substance abuse treatment, ignition interlock installation, restitution (if it involved injury or property damage), and heavy fines and court costs. Please […]

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Domestic Violence Gun Ban (a.k.a. The Lautenberg Amendment)

Domestic Violence Gun Ban (Lautenberg Amendment) It may be well-known that felons are prohibited from possessing firearms, but a lesser-known law could make you rethink a plea to a domestic violence charge. If you are convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, you have just lost your gun rights. Federal law states that “it […]

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The Cost of Incarceration

The Cost of Incarceration According to Florida law, if you are convicted of (or pled guilty or no contest to) a crime, you will owe the State or locality $50 for each day you were sentenced to jail. This is to compensate the County for the cost of feeding and housing you while you were […]

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