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Using a Firearm While Under the Influence

Florida Statute Section 790.151, prohibits using a firearm while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage or chemical or controlled substance.

To prove the crime of Using a Firearm While Under the Influence, the State must prove the following two elements beyond a reasonable doubt:

  • The defendant used a firearm;
  • While using the firearm, the defendant was under the influence of an alcoholic beverage, any chemical substance, and controlled substance when affected to the extent that his or her normal faculties were impaired.

The term “use a firearm” means to discharge a firearm or to have a firearm readily accessible for immediate discharge. The phrase “readily accessible for immediate discharge” means loaded and in a person’s hand.

Attorney for Using a Firearm While Under the Influence in Tampa, FL

If you were charged with the crime of using a firearm while under the influence or an alcoholic beverage or a chemical or controlled substances, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at Sammis Law Firm.

The attorneys at Sammis Law Firm represent clients on a variety of firearm and weapon crimes including carrying a concealed weaponimproper exhibition of a firearm, or discharging a firearm in public.

Our main office is located in downtown Tampa in Hillsborough County. Our second office is located in New Port Richey in Pasco County.

Call 813-250-0500.


This article was last updated on Friday, July 5, 2019. 

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