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Improper Exhibition of a Weapon

Pursuant to Florida Statute 790.10 Improper exhibition of dangerous weapons or firearms is defined as “If any person having or carrying any dirk, sword, sword cane, firearm, electric weapon or device, or other weapon shall, in the presence of one or more persons, exhibit the same in a rude, careless, angry, or threatening manner, not in necessary self-defense, the person so offending shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree.”

To prove the crime of Improper Exhibition of a Weapon, the State must prove the following three elements beyond a reasonable doubt:

  1. The accused had or carried a weapon or firearm.
  2. The accused exhibited the weapon or firearm in a rude, careless, angry, or threatening manner.
  3. He or She did so in the presence of one or more persons.

Improper exhibition of a weapon is a first degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 364 days in the county jail.

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