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Carrying Concealed Weapons

Florida law makes it illegal for individuals to carry concealed weapons without a proper permit. Even with a valid license, it can be a criminal offense to carry concealed weapons in certain locations.

Weapons and firearm charges are aggressively prosecuted and can have significant consequences for individuals if they are convicted. In addition to substantial fines and possible jail time, you may also risk losing your right to own and operate a weapon.

West Palm Beach Carrying Concealed Weapons Lawyer

Have you been charged with carrying a concealed firearm or other weapon in Florida? You should immediately contact an experienced criminal defense attorney who will fight to protect your Second Amendment rights. Andrew D. Stine, P.A. provides aggressive criminal defense for clients all over Palm Beach County, including such towns and villages as Lantana, Belle Glade, Wellington, Jupiter, North Palm Beach, and Lake Park.

Andrew Stine has dedicated his practice to protecting the rights of his clients. He will review your case and determine the best course of action when you call 561.880.4300 to schedule a free, confidential consultation.

Overview of Carrying Concealed Weapons

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Florida Charges for Carrying Concealed Weapons

Florida Statute § 790.01 makes it illegal for an unlicensed person to carry a concealed weapon or device on or about his or her person. A person is not violating the law if, for the purposes of lawful self-defense, they are carrying the following items in a concealed manner:

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Obtaining a Florida Concealed Weapon License

Individuals can apply for a Concealed Weapon License, which is administered by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. In order to apply for a license, you need to be 21 years of age or older, able to demonstrate competency with a firearm, and currently residing in the United States as well a legal citizen or deemed a lawful permanent resident alien by the appropriate agencies. Individuals who are serving overseas in the U.S. Armed Forces can also apply so long as they submit a copy of their deployment documentation.

You may be ineligible to apply for a Concealed Weapon License if:

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Places in Palm Beach County Where Licensed Concealed Weapons Are Prohibited

Even with a Concealed Weapon License, Florida Statute § 790.06(12)(a) prohibits concealed weapons being carried in the following places:

Additionally, concealed weapons are only allowed to be carried by certain individuals in the following places:

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Florida Penalties for Carrying Concealed Weapons

Aggravating circumstances like high speeds or bodily injuries can result in additional penalties, but all fleeing or eluding offenses carry sever consequences. These punishments include:

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Defenses to Carrying Concealed Weapons in Palm Beach County

You should know that there may be several defenses available to your particular case that can result in the charges against you being reduced or completely dismissed. Some examples include, but are not limited to:

Find the Best Carrying Concealed Weapons Lawyer in West Palm Beach

If you are facing charges of carrying a concealed firearm or weapon in Florida, you will need skilled and proven legal defense. Andrew D. Stine, P.A. represents clients against weapon and firearm charges in West Palm Beach and such surrounding cities as Belle Glade, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Riviera Beach, Greenacres, and Boynton Beach.

Criminal defense attorney Andrew Stine understands the stress that these charges place on the accused individuals and their families. He can provide a compassionate and thoughtful review of your case during a free consultation when you call 561.880.4300 today.