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Conroe Weapons Charges Attorneys

Conroe, Texas weapons crimes defense lawyer

Experienced Conroe Weapons Charges Lawyers Ready to Defend Your Rights

The state of Texas is known for being friendly to gun owners. Lawmakers have passed laws expanding firearm ownership rights and ensuring that people can own and carry weapons to protect themselves, their families, and their property. However, there are still many situations where people may face criminal charges related to guns or other weapons. Those who have been charged with weapons offenses will need to understand the specific laws they are accused of violating and their options for defense.

At Pullan & Young, we believe in protecting the rights of our clients, and we provide experienced legal representation for those who are facing charges related to possessing or using weapons, as well as other related offenses. We can help gun owners and other people address accusations that they have owned prohibited weapons, possessed firearms in violation of the law, carried weapons in restricted locations, or taken any other actions that resulted in weapons charges. We will work to resolve these matters effectively while helping our clients protect their rights and avoid serious penalties.

Weapons Offenses in Texas

The Texas Penal Code details multiple types of criminal offenses related to firearms and other types of weapons, including:

  • Unlawful carrying of weapons - People are generally restricted from carrying handguns in public, unless they are at least 21 years old, licensed to carry a handgun, and have a gun in a holster. Minors under the age of 21 or people who have been convicted of offenses such as assault, terroristic threats, or disorderly conduct may face criminal charges for carrying handguns. It is also illegal to carry a handgun while intoxicated or while engaging in criminal activity (other than minor traffic offenses). This offense is usually charged as a Class A misdemeanor.
  • Unlawful possession of a firearm - Anyone who has been convicted of a felony offense will be prohibited from possessing firearms during the first five years after the completion of a sentence of imprisonment, probation, or parole. After five years, a person may own firearms, but they cannot possess firearms in any location other than their home. People who have been convicted of misdemeanor assault in family violence cases will also be prohibited from possessing firearms within five years after the completion of their sentence. Those who are subject to a protective order in situations involving accusations of family violence cannot possess firearms while an order is in effect. Unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon is a third degree felony. A person who is prohibited from possessing firearms because of issues related to domestic violence may face Class A misdemeanor charges if they violate this law.
  • Carrying weapons in prohibited places - Firearms, knives with blades longer than five and a half inches, and other dangerous weapons are prohibited in certain locations, including schools, government buildings, businesses that sell alcoholic beverages, sporting events, hospitals, nursing homes, amusement parks, racetracks, and the secured areas of airports. Carrying a firearm in a restricted location is generally charged as a third degree felony, although Class A misdemeanor charges may apply if guns were carried at sporting events, hospitals, nursing facilities, amusement parks, or college campuses. Carrying a knife in a restricted location is a Class C misdemeanor.
  • Prohibited weapons - It is illegal to possess, manufacture, repair, transport, or sell certain types of weapons, including machine guns, bombs and other explosive weapons, short-barreled firearms, armor-piercing ammunition, devices that dispense noxious chemicals, or "zip guns." Some exceptions may apply for machine guns, short-barreled guns, and explosive weapons that are registered in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record or are classified as relics or curios. Possession of a prohibited weapon is a third degree felony in most cases.

Contact Our Conroe Weapons Charges Defense Attorneys

At Pullan & Young, we understand the serious nature of weapons charges, and we are dedicated to fighting for the rights of our clients. We can build aggressive defense strategies on behalf of anyone who has been charged with unlawful possession or carrying of a dangerous weapon or any other weapons-related offenses. If you have questions about your options in these situations, contact us at 936-647-1540 for a free consultation.

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