Carrying A Concealed Weapon
I Was Charged With Carrying A Concealed Weapon In Florida. Will I Go To Jail?
Carrying a Concealed Weapon is when someone:
- Knowingly carried on or about his or her person a weapon; and
- The weapon was concealed from the ordinary sight of another person.
Weapons are described as any dirk, metallic knuckles, sling-shot, billy club, tear gas gun, chemical weapon or device, or other deadly weapon. The term “other deadly weapon” is ambiguous and could mean virtually any object capable of harming another person.
What Are The Penalties For Carrying A Concealed Weapon In Florida?
Carrying a Concealed Weapon is a First Degree Misdemeanor. If convicted, you are subject to the following penalties:
- Up to one (1) year in jail.
- Up to one (1) year of probation.
- Up to $1,000 in fines.