With the liberty to carry a concealed firearm comes the great responsibility to safely and lawfully comply with firearm regulations. A “concealed carry permit” does not grant the right to carry a concealed firearm in all circumstances.
These rules can be complex. Trust our Weston criminal defense attorney for the knowledge you need.
Unfortunately, individuals accustomed to lawfully carrying a firearm, occasionally forget they are carrying and enter into a “sterile,” gun-free zone. Doing so exposes an individual to criminal liability, in which an individual may face up to 60 days in jail. Fortunately, the mens rea element of the crime requires a “knowing and willful” violation, which provides individuals accused of Violation of a Concealed Firearm Permit with a possible legal defense that the crime was not committed with the requisite intent.
An allegation of violation of a concealed firearm permit doesn’t only carry the possibility of criminal liability, but it also jeopardizes an individual’s ability to lawfully carry a concealed firearm in the future.