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Carrying a Concealed Weapon

Written by Ginger R. Cooper of Schwam-Wilcox & Associates, Attorney's And Counselor's At Law

Florida Statutes define carrying a conceal weapon as any weapon which is carried on or about a person in such a manner as to be concealed from another person's ordinary sight, and which is readily accessible for immediate access / use. A concealed weapon refers to any dirk, metallic knuckles, sling shot, billie club, tear gas gun, chemical weapon/device, or any other deadly weapon. One who is convicted of carrying a concealed weapon in the state of Florida is convicted of a first degree misdemeanor and can be sentenced up to twelve (12) months county jail, twelve (12) months county probation or a combination thereof, as well as a fine of up to $1,000.00. There are a number of defenses to the charge of carrying a concealed weapon, some of which may include, but are not limited to, having a concealed weapons permit, being licensed in another state to carry a concealed weapon, certain self -defense products such as chemical spray or stun-guns, etc., For more information regarding defenses to the charge of carrying a concealed weapon or instances in which you might be in permitted to carry such a weapon you can contact the attorneys at Schwam-Wilcox & Associates at or 407-245-7700. You can also visit our website at Home Office: Orlando


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