Carrying a Concealed Firearm In Florida
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We are your Criminal Defense Lawyers when you are Charged With carrying a Concealed Firearm in Florida
In Florida, a person who carries a concealed firearm on or about his person commits a felony of the third degree.
Carrying a Concealed Firearm in Florida Elements
The State of Florida must establish two elements beyond a reasonable doubt to convict you of carrying a concealed firearm in Florida:
- The defendant knowingly carried on or about his person a firearm;
- The firearm was concealed from the ordinary sight of another person.
The phrase “on or about the person” is broadly defined under the law. It means either on the person physically or readily accessible such as an automobile glove compartment whether or not locked.
What is Concealed?
Concealment will turn on whether another person standing near the person concealing the firearm may by ordinary observation know the questioned object to be a firearm.
Penalties for Carrying a Concealed Firearm
Carrying a concealed firearm is generally classified as a third degree felony punishable by up to five (5) years in prison or five (5) years of probation, and a $5,000 fine. There is legitimate potential for incarceration in a carrying concealed firearm case.
Defenses to Carrying a Concealed Firearm
There are numerous defenses available to challenge the charge of carrying a concealed firearm in Florida, including:
- The person was not in possession of the weapon
- The person lacked knowledge of the weapon
- The weapon was not accessible
- The weapon was not in exclusive control
- The person had a concealed weapon permit
- The weapon was not in sight.
Early Negotiation is Critical in a Carrying a Concealed Firearm Defense in Florida
Early contact in the criminal process communicates competence, resolve, and establishes a rapport that may be needed during future negotiations.
Call us even before you are charged if possible. We may be able to avoid charges being filed.
We will make early contact with the prosecutor to present factual defenses, legal issues, and mitigating circumstances that may have a dramatic impact on the State’s decision to move forward against you.
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We are Miami Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach criminal defense lawyers. We represent clients charged with carrying a concealed weapon, carrying a concealed firearm, improper exhibition of a firearm or weapon, discharging a firearm in public and shooting or throwing deadly missiles charges.
We represent clients charged with carrying a concealed firearm in Broward County, Miami Dade County, and Palm Beach County.
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