Permit or no permit, Florida law does not allow any person to use a firearm while intoxicated.
The only exception is lawful self-defense of one's person or property.
Florida Statute section 790.151 makes it a second-degree misdemeanor to use or have "ready for immediate discharge" a firearm while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
This is one of many misdemeanor offenses involving firearms in Florida.
Eric Matheny is a criminal defense attorney serving Miami-Dade and Broward.