Carrying a Concealed Firearm in Jacksonville

If you do not have a concealed weapons permit and carry a concealed gun on or around you, you can be arrested for a felony charge in Jacksonville. However, there is an exception to this law if you have the gun “securely encased” or otherwise not readily accessible for immediate use.

The key is to determine what securely encased means. Generally, you can have the gun in your glove compartment, snapped in a holster, in a hard or zippered gun case or in any container that has a lid that has to be opened.

Even though there are exceptions, the law is whatever the arresting officer thinks it is. Even though you may have the gun securely encased, you still can be arrested on gun charges in Jacksonville. A Jacksonville Gun Crime Lawyer can look into the gun charge to see if the officer made a valid arrest.