If arrested while carrying a gun or firearm, you could face weapons charges under federal law, state law, or both. The charges can be added to other charges and can be used to enhance an offense to a more severe level. 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 weapons charges can harm your case. Our lawyers defend clients accused of gun and firearms offenses throughout state and federal courts in Texas, including:
Unlawfully carrying a weapon (UCW)
Felon in possession
National Firearms Act Violations
Brandishing or discharging a firearm
ATF explosives charges
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
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.