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While Texas laws often support the rights of citizens to carry guns, there are still strict laws regarding the proper contexts where a person can carry a weapon. When a person has been arrested for a weapon offense, a conviction can affect their ability to own guns, and can even keep them from employment—many employers equate weapons charges with violent crimes.
Texas weapon offenses include:
- Illegally owning or carrying a firearm
- Illegally selling a firearm
- Allowing a child access to an unsecured gun
- Improperly discharging a weapon
- Using a weapon to commit a crime
Texas became an open-carry state for handguns in 2016, but citizens still need a concealed handgun license in order to open-carry. Occasionally we’ll see citizens charged with a weapons offense after being frisked for an unrelated reason—adding an extra penalty without added wrongdoing. If you were arrested for unlawfully possessing or carrying a firearm, turn to The Sims Law Firm for relentless, experienced defense of your rights.
Call (713) 766-1445 to schedule a free case consultation as soon as possible.
Defenses Against Texas Weapons Charges
A seasoned attorney is invaluable when facing weapon charges in Texas due to the complex and often confusing nature of state firearm laws. Legal professionals have the requisite knowledge and experience to navigate these intricacies, ensuring your rights are upheld throughout the process. They can assess your case, identify potential defenses, and advocate for you in court. A skilled attorney's expertise can mean the difference between severe legal penalties and a favorable outcome.
Defenses used by attorneys in Texas weapons charge cases include:
- Lack of Knowledge: The defendant was unaware of the presence of the weapon.
- Unwitting Possession: The weapon was planted on or near the defendant, or they were in possession of the weapon without realizing it was illegal.
- Lack of Intent: The defendant had no intention of using the weapon to commit a crime. This defense pertains more to charges involving the use of a weapon in a crime rather than mere possession.
- Self-Defense: If the weapon was used, attorneys can argue it was used in self-defense, especially if there was an imminent threat to the defendant's life or safety.
- Invalid Search and Seizure: Evidence may be dismissed if it was obtained through an illegal search or seizure, violating the defendant's Fourth Amendment rights.
Experience On Both Sides of the Courtroom
As a former prosecutor, Attorney Brandon Sims understands the strategies and tools prosecutors have at their disposal. His investigative work aims to build your case as strongly as possible, while challenging any overly harsh or unfounded charges from the prosecution’s side. As a result of our firm’s results and strong relationship with clients, we have won the 2015 Clients’ Choice Award from Avvo for Criminal Defense.
Our Fort Bend criminal defense attorney will:
- Issue subpoenas
- Procure video and audio records
- Retrieve all relevant documents for your story
- Find relevant witnesses to strengthen your defense
- Conduct thorough legal research to build your case
Weapon offenses range from minor misdemeanor charges to aggravated felony charges that come with life imprisonment. As an open-carry state, Texas takes illegal possession of a weapon seriously—which is why you should take your charges just as seriously. If you’ve been charged with the unlawful possession or discharge of a weapon, call our Fort Bend weapons offense lawyer as soon as possible to begin fighting for your rights.
Schedule your free, confidential case consultation by contacting The Sims Law Firm online. We have over 15 years of experience and are prepared to answer your questions and defend your rights in court.
By hiring Fort Bend County lawyers from The Sims Law Firm, PLLC, you can rest assured that your case is in the best hands. Their lawyers have years of experience and provide knowledgeable legal representation. They will work hard to ensure your rights are protected and you receive the compensation you need after suffering an injury.
Contact them today to get started on your case.
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Attorney Brandon Sims Will Handle Your Case From Start to Finish
Over 15 Years of Exclusively Practicing Criminal Law
Experienced Former Prosecutor
Handled Over a Thousand Cases
If you hesitate to hire an attorney, it may become more difficult to obtain favorable evidence and/or locate witnesses that can testify on your behalf. The sooner you contact The Sims Law Firm, PLLC the sooner we can discuss your charges and get started on your defense.
When you choose Attorney Brandon Sims, he will strategically anticipate and explain how the prosecution will present their case and plan accordingly in crafting your defense. Our firm believes that all individuals have the right to legal representation and that they are innocent until proven otherwise.
We are here to help you get through this difficult time. Don't wait to give our Fort Bend County criminal defense attorney a call at (713) 766-1445 to schedule your initial, confidential consultation.