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Texas law permits virtually any person to possess a firearm within their home or inside of a locked location within their vehicles. However, you can be charged with a firearm or weapon offense in Texas if you carry your handgun in an unlawful location. Additionally, a convicted felon is prohibited from carrying a weapon and can be charged. Convictions for weapon offenses can have serious penalties that include a permanent criminal record, heavy fines, jail or prison time, and prohibitions on your ability to even own a firearm in the future.
Labovitz Law Firm is dedicated to making sure our clients' rights are upheld. The right to bear arms is one that is near and dear to the hearts of many Texans, but, unfortunately, carrying a weapon in the wrong place at the wrong time can get you in serious trouble. With 16+ years of experience, our Arlington team has the knowledge and resources to handle your case.
Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon
If you have been charged with unlawfully carrying a weapon, you may be facing potentially harsh penalties. These offenses can result in misdemeanor or third degree felony convictions. You could be charged with unlawfully carrying a weapon simply when not on your property or in your vehicle. There are additional penal codes covering other limitations on when it is a criminal violation to have a weapon on your person. You should speak with our weapons crime attorneys in Arlington immediately to discuss your option
According to Texas penal code, you can be charged with unlawfully carrying a firearm if you intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly carry a handgun on your person or in your vehicle:
- That is in plain view
- While engaging in criminal activity
- While prohibited from possessing a firearm
- If you are a known member of a criminal gang
Penalties for convictions on weapons charges can be steep in Texas. They will vary depending on certain factors such as the type of offense committed while possessing the weapon or firearm, whether you are regarded as a violent offender, or the location of the offense. Secure effective representation to investigate the details of your case today.