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Florida Gun Law: Armed and Educated – 4th Edition

May 10, 2019

Updated October 20, 2022 for the release of the 4th Edition Available On-line Florida Gun Law: Armed and Educated 4th Edition – now available in paperback.  Available in paperback on our website, at the U.S. LawShield Freedom Store, and Amazon.com. DIGITAL VERSION available now in the U.S. LawShield Freedom Store. Updated The entire book has…

Criminal Law and Expungements: 2 New Websites by Katz & Phillips, P.A.

February 21, 2024

Criminal Law and Expungement.  Katz & Phillips, P.A. also know as “The Firearm Firm” is proud to announce the launching of two new websites. NEW – Low Cost Automated Expungements The first new website we have launched will allow you to expunge or seal your prior criminal cases using today’s cutting edge technology.  Not sure…

What is a Bail Bond and How Does it Work?

January 15, 2024

What is a Bail Bond and How Does it Work? The United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights describe many rights that you are probably familiar with. The first Amendment’s right to free speech, the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms, and Fifth Amendment’s right to remain silent are just a few of the…

Do Snowbirds Have a Right to Carry Concealed in Florida?

November 16, 2023

Many “snowbirds” wonder if they can carry concealed in Florida. Each winter out-of-state “snowbirds” flock to the Sunshine State in hopes of avoiding brutal blizzards and freezing temperatures.  Most of Florida’s seasonal visitors come from the northern New England states or Canada. While some individuals have the luxury of owning a second home in Florida,…

ShotSpotter Technology Upheld in Court

November 16, 2023

ShotSpotter – Law Enforcement’s Gunshot Detection System Technology Upheld in Court There are many devices and techniques used by law enforcement to investigate crime, ranging from simple fingerprint gathering techniques to advanced cyber-crime strategies. One recent way police have found to investigate potential crimes is the “ShotSpotter” gunfire detection system. ShotSpotter, Inc. is the company…

Forcible Felonies – What Types of Crimes Trigger Deadly Force Rights?

October 26, 2023

Forcible Felonies: What Types of Crimes Trigger Self-Defense Rights? The state of Florida has some of the most favorable self-defense laws in the country. Florida law allows you to Stand Your Ground, imposing no duty to retreat before using defensive force. Florida also gives some extremely powerful protections to people defending themselves in their homes…

Domestic Violence and Florida Firearm Rights

October 26, 2023

Federal and state law both affect an individual’s firearms rights after a domestic violence conviction. Both federal and state laws govern the effects of a domestic violence conviction on an individual’s firearm rights. Per federal law, a person who has been convicted in any court of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence cannot possess a…

Terrorist Threats and Religious Organizations

October 13, 2023

How can a religious organization protect itself and its congregation from the acts of terrorists?  With the action of terrorists in the middle east and the world wide call for a day of “jihad,” we are receiving lots of calls from firearm owners asking if they can provide security services at their local temples, synagogues,…

Protecting Your Rights from Government Intrusion – The Fight for Free Speech!

August 15, 2023

The Auto Key Card Recently the government has prosecuted those who sold, advertised or promoted the Auto Key Card.  An Auto Key Card is a flat piece of metal about the size of a credit card, which the government claims could be used to convert a semi-automatic rifle into a machine gun.  One of the…

Non-violent Felons CANNOT be Denied Their 2nd Amendment Rights

June 08, 2023

US Court of Appeals finds Denial of Gun Rights for Non-Violent Felons Unconstitutional June 6, 2023 marks another major win for supporters of the Second Amendment as the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit found that the U.S. government cannot constitutionally ban those convicted of non-violent felonies from possessing guns. The case,…

Florida Self-Defense Law UPDATE!

May 25, 2023

Use of Force Not Threat of Deadly Force! The 4th DCA joins the rest of the State. In February of 2021, we wrote an article about changes in Florida’s Use of Force Law.  At the time, the 4th DCA had decided the case of Little v. State, in which it appeared that the 4th DCA…

Florida Court Rules MMA Fighter Joe Schilling Acted in Self-Defense

April 27, 2023

Orlando, Fla., April 27, 2023 – A Florida court ruled that Joe Schilling, former professional mixed martial artist and Muay Thai world champion kickboxer, acted in lawful self-defense and is immune from lawsuit under Florida law, following allegations of battery and negligence stemming from a 2021 incident. Katz & Phillips, P.A., an Orlando-based law firm…

Should I Still Get a CWFL?

April 15, 2023

Should I Still Get a CWFL Under Florida’s NEW Permitless Carry Law? Come July 1, 2023, Floridians and those visiting the Sunshine State will be able to carry a concealed weapon or concealed firearm without having a Florida Concealed Weapons or Firearm License (CWFL) or a carry license or permit from a state which Florida…

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