If the Covid-19 pandemic and other troubling recent events have put you on edge, you might be considering carrying your gun around with you. However, we must warn you that it is illegal to carry a concealed weapon in Florida unless you have a permit to do so. Understand the law regarding concealed weapons and the consequences you face for breaking it.
Who Can Get a Concealed Weapon Permit?
The state of Florida will issue a license to carry a concealed firearm to anyone who meets the state’s legal requirements and applies for a permit for legal self-defense. That person will be required to carry the concealed weapon license and an additional photo ID with them whenever they are carrying the weapon. In addition, the applicant must:
- Be a citizen or permanent resident alien of the United States
- Be 21 years old or older
- Be free of physical infirmity that prevents them from safely handling the weapon
- Demonstrate competence with a firearm by completing a firearms safety course or through other approved means
The applicant must also be legally eligible to own a firearm. Convicted felons, drug offenders, and alcohol abusers are not eligible for a permit. In Florida, the only times you can legally carry a weapon that is concealed from ordinary sight without a permit are when you are traveling to or from a fishing, camping, or hunting event and are traveling to or from a gun show.
Contact Izquierdo Law Firm If You Are Facing Weapons Charges
Violations of Florida’s gun laws are serious offenses. If owning a gun is important to you, you do not want to jeopardize your rights by being convicted of illegally carrying a concealed weapon. If you are facing these charges, you need to talk to an experienced criminal defense attorney about your defense options. Putting your life in the hands of a public defender is a big risk. Protect your future by contacting Danny Izquierdo in Miami to set up a Free 4-Point Case Evaluation and Defense Strategy Session. In these uncertain times, one thing you can be sure of is that Danny will fight to protect your rights and your freedom.