Orlando, FL asked in Civil Rights for Florida

Q: Can room service call the police on someone if they say they saw a gun in my room

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Michael  Mayoral
Michael Mayoral
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Coral Gables, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Generally, anyone can call the police on anyone for any reason.

Bruce Alexander Minnick agrees with this answer

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
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  • Civil Rights Lawyer
  • Hollywood, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Of course they can call - it's their premises. The issue then becomes what rights the police do and do not have if they wish to check it out. Does the hotel have a rule prohibiting firearms? If so, the hotel may prohibit you from occupying, the same as if you violated some other rule, like making too much noise, and they may ask the police to help with your removal. (Have you read their rules?) If they don't have such a rule, I guess the only issue would be whether you have a concealed weapon permit, since you carried it concealed into the hotel. If so, and the police question you, I would guess you would be fine by showing your permit. (Note that this is NOT legal advice that you may rely on, but rather general guidelines for educational purposes only. For reliable legal advice, you must schedule a consultation with an attorney.)

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Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
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  • Civil Rights Lawyer
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: This is (still) America.

Citizens still have the constitutional right to bear arms--subject to certain restrictions.

Citizens also (still) have the right to speak out privately or publicly about any subject at any time to anyone.

Absent a violation of applicable law, the person who had the gun in their room was not doing anything wrong.

And the room service person who saw the gun has an absolute right to report that fact to hotel management.

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