If you have been accused of an offense involving a weapon in Texas, that does not mean it’s not serious. Weapons offenses can still be a big deal, can cause an enhancement of another offense, and can bring major consequences, including fines and jail time.
What is a Weapons Offense?
- Unlawful possession of a firearm,
- Possession of a Prohibited Weapon
- Unlawful Carrying of Weapon
- Unlawful Transfer of Weapons
- Making a Firearm Accessible to a Child
Although Some people are not permitted to own firearms even though laws allow U.S. citizens to purchase and possess firearms. These include: convicted felons; fugitives; unlawful users of certain depressant, narcotic and sedative drugs; anyone diagnosed with certain mental disorders or committed to a mental institution; illegal aliens or citizens who have renounced their citizenship; anyone dishonorably discharged from the military; those under the age of 18 for a shotgun or rifle, and those under the age of 21 for other types of firearms; people convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence; and anyone under a court-ordered restriction for such crimes as harassing, stalking or threatening an intimate partner. Violation of these laws can result in serious penalties.
Weapons charges are typically based upon law enforcement locating a weapon either on a person’s property or in a person’s immediate possession, custody or control. We will review the case to determine whether law enforcement had probable cause to search a defendant, or possibly have conducted an unlawful search and seizure.
If you have been accused of a weapons offense, you need to contact a lawyer right away. Our lawyers will explain and protect your rights and make sure that you receive a vigorous defense in a court of law, if necessary.