Weapons Charge Defense Attorneys for Pearland

Texas has serious weapons offenses in place that can result in prison time and large fines.

While Texas is supportive of a person’s right to carry a firearm, Texas law does have limits to who can carry weapons or firearms and when they can carry them. Violation of these laws can result in prison, fines, and a mark on your permanent criminal record. Take these charges seriously and contact the aggressive criminal defense attorneys at Scott M. Brown & Associates. Our tenacious criminal defense attorneys are here to fight for you against all weapons charges.

What Types of Weapons Criminal Charges Can You Face in Texas?

Some of the most serious weapons offenses in Texas include:

  • Illegally possessing a firearm
  • Illegally carrying a weapon
  • Improperly discharging a gun
  • Using a weapon in the commission of a crime
  • Possession of an illegal firearm
  • Possession of a Prohibited weapon
  • Convicted felon in possession of a firearm
  • Deadly or disorderly conduct with a firearm.

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Texas has some of the most permissive laws pertaining to gun and weapon ownership in the country, but these are important limits to note. If you fire a gun in a public place, you can be charged with improperly discharging a gun, a violation under the disorderly conduct statute and a Class B Misdemeanor. If you fail to have a concealed handgun license and you open carry, you can face criminal charges. Texas became an open-carry state for handguns on January 1, 2016, but you still must have a concealed handgun license to open carry. Illegally carrying a weapon is a Class A misdemeanor. If you illegally carry a weapon in a business licensed to sell alcohol, a school, a polling location on election day, a court, or a racetrack, the offense becomes a third degree felony.

Also note that some types of weapon are outright prohibited under Texas law. These weapons include:

  • Grenades, bombs, rockets, and other explosive weapons
  • Machine guns
  • Rifles with barrels under 16 inches in length
  • Shotguns with barrels under 18 inches in length
  • Any altered rifle or shotgun under 26 inches in length
  • Switchblade knives
  • Brass knuckles

Aggressive criminal defense attorneys fighting weapons charges for the residents of Pearland, Texas.

A criminal charge is a serious matter. A conviction can have lasting repercussions for your personal and professional life. Our criminal defense attorneys at Scott M. Brown & Associates no that every type of criminal conviction has potentially devastating consequences for our clients. That is why we are unrelenting in defending you against all criminal charges. Contact our trusted criminal defense attorneys today by calling (281) 612-8241 or go online.

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