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Possession of a Concealed Weapon or Firearm


Central Florida Criminal Defense.  Criminal defense in Orlando, and surrounding areas. The State of Florida recognizes the rights of its citizens to carry a weapon or firearm concealed on their person, when a person has obtained a Florida Concealed Weapons Permit (CCW).  The ByrdLaw firm encourages all eligible citizens to obtain this license and exercise their legally entitled right to self-defense.  Far too often, citizens of Central Florida, namely those in Orlando, Orange County, Osceola County, Seminole County, Volusia County, or Brevard County Florida are caught carrying a concealed weapon or a firearm without a Concealed Weapons Permit.  The vast majority of the time, these Central Florida citizens are good people who were either unaware of the legal requirements or were unable to obtain a permit for financial reasons.  Now these good people have been brought into the criminal justice system. 









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There are several factual or legal defenses that may exist in your Carrying a Concealed Weapon or Firearm case.  Additionally, there are steps that we can take in an attempt to mitigate the factual circumstances of your incident.  The collection of and target shooting with firearms is a favorite American past time, but please exhibit excellent gun safety when exercising your constitutional rights.  A bullet should never be loaded into the chamber of a firearm until you are ready to fire the weapon.  Additionally, if your gun has a safety, please put the safety on.  When transporting your firearm or weapon in a motor vehicle, please make sure that the weapon is securely encased in the glove box or is placed into the trunk of your vehicle. 


Please note that if you are a convicted felon and found in possession of a firearm, you face a minimum mandatory of three years in state prison.  If you have been arrested for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, call an attorney immediately.



A weapon or firearm related offense is a serious matter with very harmful consequences, and no person should attempt to resolve their case without first consulting with an attorney.  If you have been cited or arrested for a weapon or firearms-related offense in Orlando, Orange County, Osceola County, Seminole County, Volusia County, or Brevard County Florida, contact the ByrdLaw Firm for a free consultation.

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