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(1)?Except as provided in subsection (3), a person who is not licensed under s. 790.06 and who carries a concealed weapon or electric weapon or device on or about his or her person commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
(2)?Except as provided in subsection (3), a person who is not licensed under s. 790.06 and who carries a concealed firearm on or about his or her person commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
(3)?This section does not apply to:
(a)?A person who carries a concealed weapon, or a person who may lawfully possess a firearm and who carries a concealed firearm, on or about his or her person while in the act of evacuating during a mandatory evacuation order issued during a state of emergency declared by the Governor pursuant to chapter 252 or declared by a local authority pursuant to chapter 870. ?As used in this subsection, the term ?in the act of evacuating? means the immediate and urgent movement of a person away from the evacuation zone within 48 hours after a mandatory evacuation is ordered. ?The 48 hours may be extended by an order issued by the Governor.
(b)?A person who carries for purposes of lawful self-defense, in a concealed manner:
1.?A self-defense chemical spray.
2.?A nonlethal stun gun or dart-firing stun gun or other nonlethal electric weapon or device that is designed solely for defensive purposes.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Florida Statutes Title XLVI. Crimes § 790.01. Unlicensed carrying of concealed weapons or concealed firearms - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/fl/title-xlvi-crimes/fl-st-sect-790-01/
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