Concealed Weapon Defense
According to Florida law, a “concealed firearm” is a firearm of any kind that a person has on his or her person in such a manner as it is concealed from the ordinary sight of another person. A concealed firearm may be in a person’s pocket, in a belt holster hidden under a jacket, wedged in belt and hidden under the clothes or in any other type of holster that is concealed from another person’s view. A concealed firearm may also be one that a person is carrying in a purse or bag on their immediate person.
A Florida criminal defense attorney at Musca Law can help you if you are facing criminal charges involving carrying a concealed firearm. This is a very serious offense that may be charged as a third degree felony, punishable by up to 5 years in state prison and a fine of up to $5,000. There are certain circumstances, however, where an individual may carry a concealed firearm. A person who is licensed to carry a concealed firearm may carry one on his or her person. This offense also does not apply to particular devices meant for self-defense, such as pepper spray or a stun gun.
It is important that a weapons charge lawyer experienced in weapon offenses review your particular charges to determine how to best represent your interests through the life of your case. You do have rights, even when arrested and charged with a crime. These rights are in place to avoid the conviction and punishment of innocent people. It is your attorney’s job to uphold these rights and to utilize the law to work in your favor.
If you or a loved one has been arrested for carrying a concealed weapon, contact Musca Law to talk to an attorney about your options.