The rules concerning the carrying of firearms are very specific and certainly different in South Florida than most other places in the country. South Florida and Miami Dade County are notorious as hotbeds for weapons charges and defenses consistent or inconsistent with the recent and infamous “Stand Your Ground Statute.” Many of the citizens in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and other parts of Broward County and Miami Dade County are confused about whether it is legal to carry a concealed weapon or whether it is legal to carry a weapon at all. As a result, many citizens who have attempted to take precautionary measures to protect themselves have been subjected to criminal charges at the behest of the State Attorney. To prove the criminal offense of Carrying Concealed Weapons or Firearms, the State Attorney must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the criminal suspect knowingly carried on or about his or her person a weapon, and that the weapon was concealed from the ordinary sight of another person. A “concealed weapon” could be a knife, electric device, or firearm.
Fort Lauderdale Firearms Attorney Kenneth P. Hassett is familiar with the rules for carrying weapons and is also experienced in defending against criminal charges relating to the possession of weapons. Contact criminal defense lawyer Kenneth P. Hassett for a free consultation 24 hours per day seven days per week if you have been charged with carrying a concealed weapon or firearm, or any other weapon-related criminal offense.
The information on this page does not represent legal advice. Florida Statues obtained from Online Sunshine, www.leg.state.fl.us, the official site of the Florida Legislature. Because the law is continually changing, some of the provisions contained herein may be out of date. It is always wise to seek counsel from an experienced criminal attorney like Kenneth Hassett.
If you have been charged as an Accessory After the Fact or a Principal in the First Degree to a criminal offense in Broward or Miami-Dade County, call Criminal Defense Attorney Kenneth P. Hassett.