Firearms

Weapons charges are serious and come with jail time. If you have been charged with weapons offenses you need a Texas criminal defense lawyer to help prepare your defense.

  • Possessing a weapon (illegal weapons include knives, daggers, brass knuckles, nunchucks and other martial arts weapons)
  • Brandishing a firearm (displaying or waving around a firearm)
  • Discharging a firearm
  • Possessing a gun (concealed, loaded or otherwise with no permit)
  • Possessing a firearm by an ex-felon
  • Possessing an assault weapon
  • Selling a firearm (unlawful sale)
  • Using a gun in committing a crime (assault, robbery, drug offenses)

Weapons are not just guns. A deadly weapon is defined very broadly and includes weapons listed above plus many more items including box cutters, tear gas, keys, a car or your own fist if used to harm someone.

Gun/weapon charges are aggressively prosecuted. Most carry the prospect of jail time (or state prison), expensive fines, and a criminal record that may make it difficult to obtain employment and housing.

In general, a weapons offense is a felony under California law, but possession can be charged as a misdemeanor in some cases. The penalties will vary depending on a number of circumstances:

  • The type of weapon involved
  • What was being done with it
  • If it was loaded and/or concealed
  • The individual's criminal record, drug record or drug use at the time of arrest
  • Any other factors that might affect the sentence

If you have been arrested or are currently under investigation for possessing a weapon, call the law office of David J. Pire. Call us today at (214) 821-1919

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