In Florida it is a crime for a convicted felon to possess a weapon. Under the law, possession can be either actual or constructive possession. Therefore, it is important for an attorney to evaluate each case individually. Our attorneys provide a free consultation and will evaluate potential defenses.
Even if allowed to possess a weapon a conviction can result by the unlawful brandishing of a weapon. Seeing an attorney right away will help preserve your defenses.
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790.01 Carrying concealed weapons.
(1) Except as provided in subsection (4), a person who carries a concealed weapon or electric weapon or device on or about his or her person commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
784.021 Aggravated assault.
(1) An “aggravated assault” is an assault:
(a) With a deadly weapon without intent to kill; or
(b) With an intent to commit a felony.
(2) Whoever commits an aggravated assault shall be guilty of a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.