A. Carrying a concealed weapon in Florida is a third degree felony if it is a firearm and a first degree misdemeanor for non-firearms. However, there are several exceptions to this rule. These exceptions include if you have a concealed weapons permit, its on your property or your business property, or it is “securely encased” when outside of your home or business. In most circumstances, if you are charged with carrying a concealed weapon firearm, the State Attorney will attempt to place you on probation for 18 months and in non-firearm situations they will try to get 12 months probation. The terms of the probation and length will depend on your prior history and the specific circumstances of your case. However, there are several defenses to the charge, consult the Ameen and Shafii, who are Tampa criminal defense attorneys and former prosecutors to discuss your case.
Q. What if I was on my own property?
A. If you are on your own property or your business property, you cannot be charged with carrying a concealed weapon. This is one of the exceptions to the rule and allows you to defend your home and family.
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