Improper Exhibition of a Firearm
If you are facing charges related to Improper Exhibition of a Firearm and/or Improper Display of a 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. Call us right away at (727) 388-4736 to discuss how we can possibly defend you.
St. Petersburg Improper Exhibition of a Firearm Attorney
Improper exhibition of a Firearm and/or Improper Display of a Weapon are crimes governed by Florida Statute 790.10. The offense roots from the common law crime of brandishing. Improper Exhibition of a Firearm is usually applied as a reduced offense of aggravated assault, and premises the option of an aggravated assault being “plea bargained” down to this “lesser” criminal offense. Improper Exhibition of a Firearm can also be charged because a person displayed a firearm so hastily that other persons in the vicinity believed they might get accidentally targeted, or because a person displayed a weapon in a manner that was transparently offensive to most reasonable people.
When defending this form of criminal offense you should know that whether you infringe on Florida’s law or not, charges will be determined by an “objective” origin rather a “subjective” origin. The “objective” origin encompasses the circumstance of viewing your actions with the firearm reflecting such exhibition as being done in an irrationally attacking manner, or being done in a way that generates an unreasonable risk of injury to other individuals or assets. Unless your circumstances occurred in these manners, there is not a basis of an established criminal offense.
Florida’s Weapons and Firearms Statue
§790.10 Improper exhibition of dangerous weapons or firearms.–
If any person having or carrying any dirk, sword, sword cane, firearm, electric weapon or device, or another weapon shall, in the presence of one or more persons, exhibit the same in a rude, careless, angry, or threatening manner, not in necessary self-defense, the person so offending shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
Morris Law Firm, P.A. | Improper Exhibition of a Firearm Defense
Contact the Morris Law Firm, P.A. if you are facing charges for Improper Exhibition of a Firearm. We will aggressively represent you as the Firearm / Weapons criminal defense attorney located in St. Petersburg, Florida. Contact us for your free initial consultation.
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