A weapon in Florida is defined as any “dirk, knife, metallic knuckles, slungshot (slingshot), 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”. A firearm means “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.” See Florida Statute 790.001. Florida has laws which govern the carrying of weapons, how they are to be carried, and who is allowed to carry weapons. Weapons Offenses can range in severity from a second degree misdemeanor to a first degree felony. Chris Abdoney has handled numerous cases involving Weapons in the Tampa Bay area, including Carrying Concealed Weapons, Felons in Possession of Firearms, Improper Exhibition of a Weapon or Firearm, and charges that involve sentencing to 10-20-LIFE. If you, or somebody you know has been charged with a Weapons Offense, contact Chris, an experienced criminal defense attorney, to discuss your legal rights.