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Seeking Legal Advice Before Buying a Weapon May Be Advisable in Florida

People want to own guns or other legal weapons for many reasons, from wanting to shoot at targets with friends to seeking personal protection. Even though the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution grants the right to bear arms, states may still impose certain restrictions. Floridians can easily face misdemeanor or felony charges without ever actually using their weapons, so before you buy, seek advice from a knowledgeable Florida attorney who can explain what you need to do to remain within the legal boundaries of state law.

Florida weapons law is extremely confusing, with the weapons and firearms chapter containing about 60 statutes, each with its own set of complexities. The legality of your involvement with a weapon can depend on numerous factors, including the following:

  • The precise type of weapon
  • Open carry versus concealed carry
  • Special exemptions applicable to your profession
  • Any past criminal history
  • Any history of mental impairment

In the best cases, a failure to observe the law represents a noncriminal violation, subject to a $25 fine. On the other hand, crimes like carrying a concealed firearm illegally qualify as a third-degree felony, punishable by up to five years in prison — even if no one was harmed. If you face any criminal weapons charges, you need to retain an experienced Florida criminal defense attorney before you answer any questions from law enforcement officials. Moreover, seeking and following legal advice before you make any decisions to carry a weapon offers you the best chance of avoiding criminal prosecution.

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