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Using A Firearm While Intoxicated

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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.