Weapons Offense

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
What weapons are illegal to posses in Texas?

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:

  1. Explosive weapons such as grenades, bombs and rockets.
  2. Machine guns
  3. Rifles with barrels less than 16 inches long
  4. Shotguns with barrels less than 18 inches long.
  5. Any rifle or shotgun altered so that the entire weapon is less than 26 inches long.
  6. Switchblades knives.
  7. Brass knuckles.
  8. Improvised handguns, also known as "zip guns."
Can a convicted felon possess a firearm?

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.

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