Residents of Florida are fortunate to live in a State that protects the liberty to carry firearms for self-defense. With a valid “Concealed Carry Permit,” an individual may, under most circumstances, lawfully carry a concealed firearm. However, absent a valid permit, carrying a concealed firearm is a very serious offense.
An individual convicted of carrying a concealed firearm will not only become a convicted felon, but will also lose the civil right to possess a firearm in the future, as well as lose the right to vote in state and federal elections. Moreover, a conviction may carry a prison sentence of up to 5 years.
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Thus, an individual in possession of nothing more than a firearm frame is liable for a felony conviction. What is more, to prove “concealment,” the State need only show that the firearm was carried or possessed in a manner in which the firearm was not in the ordinary sight of another person.
The penalties associated with a conviction for carrying a concealed firearm are severe.
It is imperative that individuals accused of carrying a concealed firearm seek representation from an experienced criminal defense attorney. There are numerous legal defenses against allegations of carrying a concealed firearm, as well as numerous defense strategies to mitigate liability.
Contact our Weston criminal defense lawyer for a free consultation to discuss the most successful avenue for an effective defense.