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Firearms Offenses

Gun • Firearms • Weapons Offenses

If arrested while carrying a gun or firearm, you could face gun or firearms charges under federal or state law or both. The charges will be added to your criminal charges and enhance the offense to a more severe offense. If convicted, it may add serious prison time to your sentence. Gun and Firearms offenses should be defended by an experienced lawyer who understands how state and federal gun and firearms charges can harm your case.

Our lawyers defend clients accused of gun and firearms offenses throughout state and federal courts in Texas, including:

  • Assault weapons
  • UCW / Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon
  • Felons in possession
  • Machine Guns
  • National Firearms Act Violations
  • Gun possession involving offenses
  • Brandishing or discharging a firearm
  • ATF explosives charges
  • Concealed firearms / Concealed handgun license violation
  • Illegal sales, exportation or importation of guns or firearms
  • Possession of an illegal automatic weapon, assault rifle or machine gun
  • Aggravated (enhanced) felony charges for gun possession in connection with another alleged crime

Criminal charges can be more serious if the state or the government can prove that a weapon was used in the commission of such crimes as robbery, sexual assault, kidnapping, or drug offenses. It is not a concern to law enforcement whether the firearm was legal or not. What matters is that the crime has been committed, and the perpetrator has a weapon. Law enforcement officers can add gun or firearms charges if they discover a unregistered firearm on your property or person. Sometimes prosecutors will seize upon the premise that the weapon was used during the process of the crime or was intended to be used during the criminal activity. They can utilize the gun or firearms charges to cause a defendant to appear more threatening to a jury, which will be in their favor. Holmes & Moore, P.L.L.C. lawyers are experienced in fighting and investigating gun and firearms charges in order to win a dismissal of the case or have the more serious charges reduced.

Unreasonable Search and Seizure

If law enforcement does not follow proper procedure or have just cause to pull you over and search your car or person, our lawyers can petition the court to review the actions of the police. If the court finds that the police acted illegally, the charges will be dismissed.

Even though some gun and firearms charges are filed as misdemeanors, they will appear on your permanent record. Employers and others can read and interpret it as an act of violence and can seriously impair your future. Should you find yourself facing gun or firearms charges, do not hesitate to seek the services of experienced lawyers. At Holmes & Moore, P.L.L.C., we understand that being charged with a serious gun or firearms offense can be very traumatic and will need aggressive and thorough representation to preserve their rights.

Gun, weapons or firearms charges are serious matters. Contact us today to discuss your gun, weapons or firearms charges today and to mount a defense of your rights.

At Holmes & Moore, P.L.L.C., we strive to offer our clients:

  • Free initial consultations
  • Emergency service - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Evening and weekend appointments
  • Contingent fees in injury cases - no recovery - no fees or costs
  • Affordable fees in criminal cases - no hidden surprises

Being charged with gun and firearms charges does not need to be the end of your future. Contact Holmes & Moore, P.L.L.C. today to discuss your gun, weapons or firearms charges today and to mount a defense of your rights.