Are You Facing Charges Involving Guns Or Other Weapons?
While Texas is very friendly to gun owners, the penalty for violating a weapons law in Texas is harsh. Retaining a knowledgeable and experienced San Antonio criminal lawyer can increase your chances of fighting your pending charges successfully. Clarissa Fernandez Pratt, Attorney at Law, always aims for a dismissal of all charges and the office has a reputation for aggressive representation in Bexar County and surrounding areas. Hiring the right lawyer can reduce your sentence, probation period and even your fines.
Common Firearm And Weapon Charges In Texas
Some weapons charges stem directly from possessing or using a firearm or other weapon, while others may be included as part of committing another crime. Common charges include:
- Improper gun discharge in a municipality
- Unlawful carrying of a weapon
- Possession of a stolen weapon
- Use of a deadly weapon while committing a crime
- Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon
Whatever charges you face, the consequences can be quite serious and result in the loss of your right to own or carry firearms, in addition to other penalties.
Texas Open Carry Law
House Bill 910 allows citizens to open carry a handgun in Texas so long as gun owners carry the handguns in a shoulder or belt holster in most public places without a permit. Handgun owners should be cautious upon entering a private establishment and be on the lookout for prohibited carry signage. Concealed handgun licenses are still required for those wanting to carry concealed handguns in their purse or on their person. If you find yourself facing firearm charges, call an experienced San Antonio gun charge lawyer to help.
What Happens To Your Gun Rights After Being Accused Of Domestic Violence?
When someone is convicted of assault causing bodily injury involving a family member, domestic partner, spouse, dating relationship or roommate, they are prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm for five years after their release from jail, probation or prison. Family is defined as foster children, foster parents, current and former spouses, blood relatives, and individuals who have a child together, and even roommates. Texas Penal Code Chapter 46 also prohibits firearm possession if someone is subject to a protective order.
Schedule A Free Consultation
It is very important to consult with an attorney before any protective order hearing or pending family violence charge. Hiring an experienced San Antonio weapons charge defense attorney can increase your chances of a dismissal. Call Clarissa Fernandez Pratt, Attorney at Law, at 210-920-2535 or reach out online for a free consultation.