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Weapons Violations in St. Augustine

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While the state of Florida observes the rights of its citizens to bear arms, you are not allowed to carry a firearm anywhere you like. A license is needed to carry a concealed weapon, and even with one, you may not openly carry a firearm. If you were arrested for any type of weapon violation in the St. Augustine area, call a criminal defense attorney right away to protect your rights.

Florida Firearm Regulations

Gun regulations can be very strict. Even certain individuals are prohibited from carrying a weapon in Florida, making matters even more confusing and complicated.

The following are not allowed to carry a firearm:

  • Persons under the age of 21
  • Non-U.S. citizens
  • Those ineligible to possess a firearm under federal law
  • Convicted felons
  • People suffering from infirmities that prevent them from safely handling a firearm
  • People that have been committed for alcohol/drug abuse and found guilty of crimes in the last 3 years
  • Anyone who has been tried for certain domestic violence crimes in the past 3 years

Additionally, you are barred from carrying a firearm in many public places such as a police station, polling place, school, or airport, among other locations.

Is concealed carry legal in St. Augustine?

Did you know that you can be charged with a weapons offense for carrying a concealed weapon? Carrying a concealed weapon is a first degree misdemeanor that comes with up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine. It is illegal to carry an unlicensed gun and can be charged as a third degree felony. This is punishable by up to 5 years in jail and up to $5,000 in fines.

A seasoned St. Augustine criminal defense attorney from Albaugh Law Firm can help protect you from the consequences of weapons charges if you have been arrested. Our firm has won many prestigious awards including being a part of The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers. We can put our 70+ years of combined legal experience to work by keeping you out of jail and maintaining your right to carry a firearm.

Call our office today or schedule your free consultation where we can build a strong legal defense!