There are many different types of weapons related criminal offenses that a Texan may be subjected to if he finds himself on the wrong side of the law.
Some of the most common weapons violations include the following:
- Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
- Unlawful possession of a deadly weapon
- Trafficking of firearms
- Carrying a weapon into an airport
- Possession of an illegal weapon
- Unlawful weapon sales or distribution
- Possession or use of a weapon during commission of a crime
- Unlawful brandishing or discharge of a firearm
Texas criminal law prohibits the possession of certain weapons outright, except in cases of antiques, curios, or those licensed by the federal government. Prohibited weapons are:
- Explosive weapons such as grenades, bombs and rockets.
- Machine guns
- Rifles with barrels less than 16 inches long
- Shotguns with barrels less than 18 inches long.
- Any rifle or shotgun altered so that the entire weapon is less than 26 inches long.
- Switchblades knives.
- Brass knuckles.
- Improvised handguns, also known as "zip guns."
No. Once you are convicted of a felony it is illegal to possess a weapon.
If you have been charged with a weapons crime in Montgomery County, Texas please call Pullan & Young for a free consultation at 936-647-1540.