Defense Law Firm Helping Individuals In Fort Walton Beach, Destin & Elsewhere In Okaloosa County Charged With Possession Of A Deadly Weapon
Florida Statute §790.01(13) defines a deadly weapon as any instrument that could potentially cause death or great bodily harm when used in its intended capacity. Any weapon whose sole purpose is to inflict great bodily harm is generally considered to be a deadly weapon.
Possession Of A Deadly Weapon
You may also be charged with Possession Of A Deadly Weapon if you are found to have a dirk, knife, metallic knuckles, slungshot, billie club, tear gas gun, chemical weapon or device, or other deadly weapon.
But according to Florida Law, this also includes any object that while not designed to be a weapon per se, it could be used to inflict bodily harm. (Electric weapons or devices, defined by Fla. Stat. 790.01(14) can also be considered illegal possession of a deadly weapons).
The penalties for possession of a deadly weapon are severe and you should really focus on finding an attorney in Okaloosa County that has a boatload of experience with this defense.
If you or a family member has been placed under arrest for possession of a deadly weapon anywhere in Okaloosa County, including Fort Walton Beach or Destin, give me a call at (850) 362-6655. The call is free. Let’s find out how I can help.