Ocean Springs, MS asked in Criminal Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Florida

Q: How is residential density calculated as stated in Fl Statute 790.15 (4)?

1 Lawyer Answer
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: That's a good question. The state would have to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, the residential density. If, for example, you were to discharge the firearm on a parcel that is less than an acre in size and contained one residence, you might be convicted, even if the adjoining parcels were larger and had no residences on them. On the other hand, if the place of discharge was larger than one acre, and/or had no residences, and even if the adjoining parcels were densely populated, you probably should be acquitted.

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