Florida, 2 Arrested After a Wedding Reception for Holding a Gun

There is a lot of debate going on right now regarding gun possession and gun violence in Florida. However, one thing is clear, no one is allowed to use their weapons to threaten and harm innocent individuals.

A recent episode of threatened gun violence resulted in two individuals being put behind bars after a wedding. The owner of the wedding venue allegedly waved a gun around and threatened everyone to leave the venue right away. The two arrested individuals appeared in court and one faced a shocking nine counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The other was charged with four misdemeanor crimes, including resisting an officer and striking another individual. 

Upon investigation, it was uncovered that a dispute arose over when the wedding was to end. The venue owner and his son demanded the event end at 11:00 pm but the rental agreement said the endpoint was actually 11:30 pm. A video was also retrieved of the owner pointing the gun at guests, which is why it was much easier to press charges in court. (1)

Evidence is always required before anyone can be arrested and charged. One of the best ways to gather evidence in support of one’s case is by hiring a professional attorney to conduct an investigation of the case. Attorneys also have resources and links with individuals who may be able to provide a more thorough investigation of one’s situation.

What Are the Legal Consequences of Improper Use of a Weapon in Fort Myers, Florida?

Those that improperly use a firearm or any other dangerous weapon in Florida can face very serious legal penalties for the harm they caused or the risk of harm they posed to those around them. Such actions are a misdemeanor of the first degree, and this means that individuals are punishable for up to one year in jail and will also have to pay a $1000 fine. It is possible that the court will impose probation in place of jail time and the individual will be required to take classes, undertake community service, and follow specific curfews.

Anyone who is in trouble with the law should get in touch with a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible so they get help with their case. Get in touch with a criminal defense attorney today at Robert Foley Law to get the support needed to get through a criminal case.

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(239) 690-6080

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Fort Myers, FL 33907



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