Gun & Weapons Offenses in Dallas

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Although Texas is known for its lenient firearms and weapons laws, there are restrictions on who may own and carry weapons and in which places they may possess them. For example, to lawfully carry a concealed handgun in public, the owner must have a legal permit. As another example, having a deadly weapon in public and displaying it in a way that causes fear or alarm can result in a charge of disorderly conduct, which carries a maximum penalty of one year in jail. Texas Penal Code outlines the terms of using weapons in the country and what can be considered grounds for a criminal charge. It is important to be educated on these laws since some people unknowingly commit an offense.

Some weapons may be legally obtained and used with a legal permit, however, even those who have legal permits to carry a concealed weapon are not allowed to do so in a county or state correctional facility, in a school, or in a bar. Other types of weapons offenses include possession of unlawful weapons, such as switchblades, brass knuckles, explosives, gun silencers, and short barrel guns.

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Our Dallas criminal defense attorneys are tireless in their defense of Texas citizens' rights. Many times, weapons charges are a result of unlawful police activity, such as a search without a warrant or unlawful seizure of the items. With more than 20 years of criminal trial work on our side, we know the Texas legal system inside and out. In addition, we have earned the respect of those in all levels of the legal system, including police officers, judges, and even the prosecution team. If you need a skilled defense lawyer to help fight your criminal charges, call our firm and schedule a consultation at our office as soon as possible!