Our Dallas Criminal Defense Attorneys understand the Constitution. However, despite the United States Supreme Court’s recent rulings that US citizens have a Second Amendment right to possess a gun, a person may still be charged with possessing a gun under certain circumstances. In other words, your right to possess a gun is not absolute. The state may still regulate gun and weapon violations. This is surprising in our state since most people identify Texas with cowboys and Wild West. People assume that Texas has liberal gun laws. That assumption can be damaging and land a person in a Texas prison.
Our Dallas Criminal Defense Attorneys often warn people that gun and weapons violations can arise in many situations. Below is a sample of the most common weapons violations
- Unlawful carrying of a weapon
- Unlawful possession of a firearm;
- Unlawful transfer of certain weapons;
- Unlawful carrying of a weapon by a felon
- Unlawful carrying of a weapon by license holder;
- Discharge of firearm;
- Taking weapon to a prohibited place;
- Making a firearm accessible to a child.
Many gun and weapons violations are felony offences that carry penitentiary time. Others are misdemeanors that result in fines only.
Federal Weapons Violations
In addition to state laws regulating guns and weapons, the federal government may charge a person with gun and weapons violations. When that happens, you need Dallas Criminal Defense Attorneys who understand the Constitution and federal gun and weapons laws representing you.
In addition to possessing guns and weapons, people may find themselves charged with a crime for using or displaying guns and weapons. In fact, when we give seminars about gun and weapon laws, people have many questions about when they can legally use or display a gun or weapon for protection. The most common questions are when can they use a gun to defend themselves, their property or others, OR does Texas law require a person to retreat when confronted in their homes. Our Dallas Criminal Defense Attorneys have defended people charged with homicide for using a handgun to protect themselves.
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If you or a loved one is charged with a federal or state gun or weapons violations, call us today. Give us the opportunity to defend your rights and actions in a court of law. We have defended many people facing gun and weapons violations and look forward to fighting for you.