The crime of Carrying a Concealed Weapon in Florida requires that the weapon be hidden from the ordinary sight of another and the weapon must be on or about the person. (close and accessible to you) “Weapons” are any dirk, knife, metallic knuckles, slungshot, billie, tear gas gun, chemical weapon or device or any other deadly weapon except for a firearm or common pocketknife. A pocketknife is defined to be a common folding pocket knife with a blade four inches or under in length. You can also conceal and carry self-defense chemical spray, a nonlethal stun gun, dart-firing stun gun, or other nonlethal electric weapon that is designed solely for defensive purposes. If the officer saw the weapon, then the weapon is not hidden from view (concealed) and you should not be arrested for Carrying a Concealed Weapon.
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