Carrying a Concealed Weapon
If you are in trouble with the law and facing charges related to Carrying a Concealed Weapon, the Morris Law Firm, P.A., St. Petersburg criminal defense attorney is available to represent you and defend your case. Provide us with your case details in our online form immediately to begin the defense process. We represent clients facing charges relating to weapons and firearms charges in the St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida and surrounding areas, including Hillsborough, Pasco, Manatee County, and Sarasota Counties.
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St. Petersburg Carrying a Concealed Weapon Defense Attorney
In Florida, Carrying a Concealed Weapon requires the possession a Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP), if you are anywhere other than home or you place of business. If you do not possess a CWP you may face a third-degree felony in Florida punishable by up to five years imprisonment. A comparable provision relates to other weapons that are not firearms; the punishment is a first-degree misdemeanor. Common arrest for carrying a concealed firearm in Florida occurs when a firearm is positioned under an automobile seat without the firearm secured inside a snapped holster. It is commonly against the law if your firearm is not securely encased.
Securely encased would also allow the firearm or weapon to be placed inside a closed glove compartment or closed console of a vehicle. The firearm may be fully loaded at the time; however, it cannot be concealed on your personally without you possessing a CWP.
Another exception to Florida’s Carrying a Concealed Weapon law is that you may lawfully carry a Taser or other non-lethal electronic self-protective weapon, or a self-defense chemical spray that does not contain more than two ounces of chemical either open or concealed anywhere other than school grounds, school bus stops, school buses, many government buildings and facilities, and some government offices. You can also keep a firearm on your personally either concealed or open inside your home or business. If you take it outside, you run the risk of being charged with Carrying a Concealed Weapon.
Florida’s Weapons and Firearms Statues
§790.01 Carrying concealed weapons.–
(1) Except as provided in subsection (4), a person who carries a concealed weapon or electric weapon or device on or about his or her person commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
(2) A person who carries a concealed firearm on or about his or her person commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
(3) This section does not apply to a person licensed to carry a concealed weapon or a concealed firearm pursuant to the provisions of s. 790.06.
(4) It is not a violation of this section for a person to carry for purposes of lawful self-defense, in a concealed manner:
(a) A self-defense chemical spray.
(b) A nonlethal stun gun or dart-firing stun gun or other nonlethal electric weapon or device that is designed solely for defensive purposes.
(5) This section does not preclude any prosecution for the use of an electric weapon or device, a dart-firing stun gun, or a self-defense chemical spray during the commission of any criminal offense under s. 790.07, s. 790.10, s. 790.23, or s. 790.235, or for any other criminal offense.
Morris Law Firm, P.A. | Carrying a Concealed Weapon Defense
Contact the Morris Law Firm, P.A. if you are facing charges for Carrying a Concealed Weapon. We will aggressively represent you as the Firearm / Weapons criminal defense attorney located in St. Petersburg, Florida.
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Melinda Morris is a former prosecutor and has handled thousands of criminal cases from investigation through sentencing enabling us to identify weaknesses in the State’s case against you.
We never settle for the easiest outcome or the typical result. We know how to negotiate with the State Attorney and we will work to get you the best possible outcome.
Melinda Morris has practiced criminal law for over 20 years. Our clients trust advice that comes from experience in nearly every type of criminal case.
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