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Tarrant County Weapons Violations Attorney Serving Texas

Texas may be well known as a pro-gun state, but this does not mean it will not prosecute weapons violations. The state still places a number of restrictions on firearms governing where and when they can be carried, as well as by whom. It is not just carrying or using guns, however, that can constitute a weapons violation. Some other devices or instruments, like billy clubs, are considered weapons. You can be charged even if you were only carrying a weapon for legitimate self-defense purposes.

The Dameron Law Firm has significant experience defending those accused of weapons violations in Texas. Our team knows how easy it can be to make a mistake while carrying a weapon, especially for those who routinely do so. Many people find themselves faced with such violations on technicalities, with no intent to do harm. We strive to minimize the impact that these charges will have on your life going forward.

Navigating Complex Unlawful Carry Laws

Frequently, weapons violations stem from a simple mistake of law. It is quite common for a person to be under the impression that they are lawfully carrying a handgun, learning otherwise only when they are arrested. Those who hold a Concealed Handgun License or License to Carry may simply be unaware that they have entered a zone where guns are not permitted at all.

The penalties can be steep for what often amounts to a simple mistake. Unlawful carrying of weapons, one of the more common offenses charged, is a Class A misdemeanor, and if you are convicted, you could face up to a year in the county jail. Unlawful carry can be charged as a third-degree felony in some circumstances - perhaps most commonly because an otherwise lawful gun was brought into an establishment that serves alcohol. At The Dameron Law Firm, we will make every effort to prevent these overly harsh results.

Tarrant County Law Firm for Unlawful Possession Charges

Possessing a firearm while legally not permitted to do so due to a prior conviction or protection order is a very serious charge that is referred to as "Unlawfully Possessing a Firearm" in Texas. Those typically restricted from possessing a firearm include convicted felons, anyone with a domestic violence conviction, and those barred from having weapons under the terms of a civil or criminal protection order.

If your weapons charge is based on your status as a felon, you are most likely facing another third-degree felony, which could lead to more prison time. Those who were convicted of misdemeanor family violence or who are under an order of protection generally face a Class A misdemeanor and up to a year in jail.

Defending against these charges can be difficult, but not impossible. Our firm will evaluate your case to determine your best defense strategy. Each case is different, and the facts and circumstances surrounding your arrest are important. The Dameron Law Firm fights for case results that are fair and positive.

Legal Representation for All Weapons Crimes

At our firm, our team represents those charged with a variety of weapons-based offenses, including:

  • Unlawful discharge
  • Trespass while carrying
  • Weapons used when committing other types of crimes

Contact an Arlington Weapons Charges Defense Attorney

If you are facing weapons violations charges in Texas, The Dameron Law Firm can help by building a strong defense grounded in fact and law. We are committed to protecting the rights of Texans to safely possess guns and other weapons for self-defense, and we strive to resolve these cases in a swift and reasonable manner. Contact us online or call 817-222-0624 for a free consultation.

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