Guns & Weapons Charges in West Texas
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While Texas has some of the nation’s most favorable laws regarding firearm possession and ownership, it is still common for Texans to be charged with guns and weapons charges. Types of weapon and firearm charges include improper gun discharge, carrying a firearm illegally, selling or gifting a gun illegally, and using a weapon in the commission of a crime.
Criminal charges for the improper use of guns or weapons can be charged either as a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the circumstances of the alleged incident and the type of weapon involved. Texas penal code makes it clear the types of weapons its residents cannot have and the potential penalties. If you are convicted for violating these laws, you could face severe penalties, including heavy fines and lengthy prison sentences, particularly if you are already a convicted felon.
Which Weapons Are Illegal in Texas?
Weapon offenses in Texas criminal law include the possession of:
- Explosive weapons
- Machine guns
- Rifles with barrels less than 16 inches long
- Brass knuckles
- Zip guns (improvised handguns)
- Any rifle or shotgun altered so the weapon is less than 26 inches long
- Clubs, certain knives, chemical sprays, and various other items
Charged with a Guns or Weapon Offense? Obtain a Skilled Defense Attorney in West Texas Right Away.
Once you’ve been arrested for a guns or weapons crime, it’s important to obtain legal counsel right away. Keith & Lorfing can help protect your rights. Attorney Russell Lorfing is skilled in strategizing defense strategies and negotiating optimal outcomes to these cases that could lead to a reduction or dismissal of the charges. Mr. Lorfing can explain the specific charge(s) you are facing and all possible penalties and develop an aggressive defense strategy designed to protect your freedom.
No matter the guns or weapons charge against you, hiring an experienced West Texas weapons charge defense lawyer is in our best interest. To reach out to Keith & Lorfing, please call (325) 308-6960 for help with your case.
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