Carrying a Concealed Firearm
1. You carried a firearm "on or about your person". The gun has to either be on you in some way, such as in a holster or in your pocket OR readily accessible to you. If it is in reach, the gun is considered being "carried". If you are driving your car, you are "carrying" the firearm if it is in the driver's door pocket, the driver's floorboard, and in an unlocked middle console.
2. The firearm has to be concealed from another person, concealed from the ordinary sight of a person. That means it does not have to be completely out of sight, but if seen, it is still "concealed" if the observer cannot identify the object as a gun.
Our Jacksonville Concealed Firearm Attorney has represented many people who had applied for their Florida Concealed Weapons Permit and before it was issued, were arrested for this gun charge. We have also represented people who are confused by the many rules as it relates to firearms and their transport.
To discuss your gun rights in Florida, contact The Mussallem Law Firm at (904) 365-5200 for a Free Consultation.