Fight Your Weapons Offense Charges

Weapons charges are an important issue in Texas because guns are a part of our state’s culture. Texans value the second amendment and occasionally overstep the line. The laws regarding legal and illegal firearms also change often because the right to bear arms is such a controversial topic. It can be difficult to stay on top of the changes in weapons laws and easy to get caught in legal crossfire. You need a Dallas weapons lawyer that can defend your constitutional rights. A weapons crime may be either a felony or misdemeanor. Legal penalties may include:

  • Jail or prison time
  • Community supervision
  • Fines and court costs

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Fight Your Weapons Offense Charges

Weapons charges are an important issue in Texas because guns are a part of our state’s culture. Texans value the second amendment and occasionally overstep the line. The laws regarding legal and illegal firearms also change often because the right to bear arms is such a controversial topic. It can be difficult to stay on top of the changes in weapons laws and easy to get caught in legal crossfire. You need a Dallas weapons lawyer that can defend your constitutional rights. A weapons crime may be either a felony or misdemeanor. Legal penalties may include:

  • Jail or prison time
  • Community supervision
  • Fines and court costs

Common Weapons Offenses

While weapons offenses may be lumped in with other types of criminal offenses, here is a list of the most common weapons related charges for the Dallas area:

  1. Prohibited weapons
  2. Illegal weapons enhancement
  3. Unlawful transfer of weapons
  4. Carrying a handgun without a permit
  5. Unlawful carrying of handgun by license holder
  6. Unlawful carrying weapons
  7. Unlawful possession of firearm
  8. Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
  9. Possession of a firearm in connection with domestic violence
  10. Possession of a weapon in connection with another offense
  11. Possession of an assault weapon
  12. Assault with a deadly weapon
  13. Firearms trafficking
  14. Firearm smuggling
  15. Fraud in obtaining a firearms permit

Unlawful Carrying Weapons – Texas Penal Code § 46.02
This offense has been committed if a person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly carries a handgun, illegal knife, or club if the person is not own their own premises or property.

Unlawful carrying is considered a Class A misdemeanor, unless committed on any premises licensed by the state of Texas for the sale of alcoholic beverages, then the offense is a felony of the third degree.

Places Weapons Prohibited – Texas Penal Code § 46.03
A person commits this offense if they intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly possess a firearm, illegal knife, or other prohibited weapon to an educational institution, a polling place on voting day, a government court or office, a racetrack, or inside an airport.

This offense is a third degree felony.

Unlawful Possession of Firearm – Texas Penal Code § 46.04
This offense is committed when a person who has previously been convicted of a felony possesses a firearm after conviction and before the fifth anniversary of their release from confinement following conviction or the person’s release from supervision under parole.

This offense is designated as a felony of the third degree.

Prohibited Weapons – Texas Penal Code § 46.05
A person has committed this offense when they intentionally or knowingly possess, manufacture, transport, repair, or sell an explosive weapon, machine gun, short-barrel firearm, firearm silencer, knuckles, armor-piercing ammunition, a chemical dispensing device, a zip gun, or tire deflation device.

This offense is a third degree felony.

Dallas Illegal Firearms Defense Attorney

Many weapons offenders report losing their job because of conviction or losing an educational opportunity. For all these reasons, if you have been charged with a gun crime, it is vital to call a seasoned and assertive weapons crimes lawyer like Sally Goodman, as soon as you can. Certified Dallas illegal firearms lawyer Sally Goodman can minimize the legal consequences to you. Call her at 214-748-3230 or submit your inquiry online.

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