Carrying a Concealed Weapon

 

If you have been charged with carrying a concealed weapon, contact Bottari & Doyle Law Firm in West Palm Beach County for legal representation at 561-588-2781.

Definition of Carrying a Concealed Weapon

To prove the crime of Carrying a Concealed Weapon, the State must prove the following two elements beyond a reasonable doubt:

  1. The person knowingly carried on or about his or her person the concealed weapon.
  2. The concealed weapon was concealed from the ordinary sight of another.

Definition of a Concealed Weapon

Pursuant to Florida Statute 790.001(3)(a), a Concealed Weapon means any dirk, metallic knuckles, slingshot, billie, tear gas gun, chemical weapon or device, or other deadly weapon carried on or about a person in such a manner as to conceal the weapon from the ordinary sight of another. 

Penalties for Carrying a Concealed Weapon

Carrying a Concealed Weapon is a First degree misdemeanor. First degree misdemeanors are punishable by any combination of the following:

  1. 1 year in jail
  2. 1 year of probation
  3. $1,000 fine

Defenses to Carrying a Concealed Weapon

A person can for self-defense purposes, lawfully carry in a concealed manner: A self-defense chemical spray, a nonlethal stun gun or dart-firing stun gun or other nonlethal electric weapon or device that is designed solely for defensive purposes.

A person can lawfully carry a concealed weapon when he or she has been issued a license to carry by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. 

A non-Florida resident can lawfully carry a concealed weapon or a concealed firearm when in Florida if the nonresident : (1) is 21 or older and (2)has in his or her immediate possession a license to carry from another state and (3) if the non-resident’s State honors Florida concealed weapons permits. 

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If you have been arrested or charged with Carrying a Concealed Weapon in Palm Beach County, Martin County or Broward County, contact a
Palm Beach criminal defense lawyer from Bottari & Doyle at (561)-588-2781 for a free consultation.