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Most Floridians enjoy the right to keep and bear arms as enshrined in the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, but improperly brandishing a firearm or other weapon can result in criminal charges. A person who is arrested for improper exhibition of dangerous weapons or firearms can face possible imprisonment and fines if convicted for this offense.
These types of charges can often be the results of misunderstandings. It may be that people mistakenly assumed they were targets or felt otherwise endangered when an alleged offender had absolutely no criminal intent.
Tallahassee Improper Exhibition of Firearm Lawyer
Were you recently arrested for improper exhibition of a dangerous weapon or firearm in Northern Florida? You should contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
Pumphrey Law fights on behalf of clients in the greater Tallahassee area, but we also help people in such nearby communities as Graceville, Mayo, Malone, Live Oak, and Marianna. You can have our firm review your case and help you understand all of your legal options when you call (850) 681-7777 today to arrange a free, confidential consultation.
Leon County Improper Exhibition of Firearm or Weapon Overview
Florida Charges for Improper Exhibition of Weapons
Under Florida Statute § 790.10, the offense of improper exhibition of dangerous weapons or firearms involves an alleged offender committing the three following acts:
Having or carrying any dirk, sword, sword cane, firearm, electric weapon or device, or other weapon
Exhibit the dangerous weapon or firearm in a rude, careless, angry, or threatening manner
Alleged weapon or firearm exhibited in the presence of one or more persons
Florida law also has specific definitions for firearms and weapons:
Firearm, Florida Statute § 790.001(6)
Any weapon (including a starter gun) which will, is designed to, or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive; the frame or receiver of any such weapon; any firearm muffler or firearm silencer; any destructive device; or any machine gun. This term does not include an antique firearm unless the antique firearm is used in the commission of a crime.
Weapon, Florida Statute § 790.001(13)
Any dirk, knife, metallic knuckles, slungshot, billie, tear gas gun, chemical weapon or device, or other deadly weapon except a firearm or a common pocketknife, plastic knife, or blunt-bladed table knife.
Improper Exhibition of Firearm Penalties in Leon County
Improper exhibition of dangerous weapons or firearms is classified as a first-degree misdemeanor in Florida. This means that if an alleged offender is convicted of this crime, he or she could face any combination of the following punishments:
A person who has been accused of improper exhibition of dangerous weapons or firearms should understand that an arrest does not equate to an automatic conviction. Some of the possible defenses that could result in charges being reduced or completely dismissed may include, but are not limited to:
Alleged offender exhibited firearm or weapon in self-defense
Alleged firearm or weapon does not satisfy definition of such in Florida Statutes
Persons in which weapon or firearm was allegedly exhibited were not in alleged offender’s presence
Firearm or weapon was not exhibited in a rude, careless, angry, or threatening manner
Weapon or firearm was exhibited in defense of property or other people
Find an Improper Exhibition of Weapons Lawyer in Tallahassee
If you have been arrested for improper exhibition of dangerous weapons or firearms in Tallahassee or another part of Northern Florida, it is imperative that you immediately seek the help of a skilled criminal defense attorney. Pumphrey Law aggressively defends clients against all types of firearms and weapons charges in state courts throughout the Sunshine State.
Our firm serves locations throughout Leon County as well as many nearby areas of Madison County, Lafayette County, Suwannee County, Jackson County, and more. Call (850) 681-7777 right now to take advantage of a free consultation that will let us review your case and begin developing a formidable legal defense.
Attorney Don Pumphrey, Jr. is a former prosecutor, former law enforcement officer, and a successful and experienced criminal defense attorney. Don has achieved over 100 not guilty verdicts at trial and over 2,000 dismissals.