Fighting a Weapons Possession Charge in Houston
At TheLaw Offices of Diana E. Sims, our legal team fully understands all federal laws and the laws in the State of Texas. Our years of experience and immense skills allow us to represent those facing crimes such as weapons possession. Texas law states that it is illegal for someone to knowingly, intentionally, or recklessly to carry an illegal knife, club, or handgun. The crime of carrying weapons can be charged for the improper carry, for carrying it in a place it is illegal to do so, or for simply carrying an illegal weapon period. When you’re facing weapons possession charges, you need expert legal help from a criminal defense attorney in Houston such as Diana E. Sims.
Understanding Concealed Handgun Licenses
A concealed handgun license allows someone to legally carry a concealed handgun on them. The open carry law allows for open carrying for those with this license only. This only applies if the handgun is secured in a holster, which protects it from discharging unexpectedly. Since 2015, licensed residents in Texas may openly carry handguns and some other weapons on their shoulder or belt holster. However, reckless action or carrying in the wrong location can lead to gun charges. Places such as liquor stores, bars, schools, churches, courthouses, airports, racetracks, hospitals, amusement parks, and more are all illegal places to carry these concealed weapons.
Illegal Weapons in Houston
Some weapons are illegal for anyone to manufacture, possess, repair, transport, or sell. They includeexplosive weapons, fully automatic firearms, rifles with 16 inch or less barrels, brass knuckles, firearm silencers, nunchucks, and more. Our experienced legal team can give you more information on gun laws in Texas and represent anyone facing weapons possession charges in the State of Texas. Depending on the type of weapon, penalties will vary from up to a year in county jail and fines of up to $4,000 to up to 10 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000.
Schedule a Consultation with a Weapons Possession Charges Defense Attorney
The Law Offices of Diana E. Sims has experience representing those facing these gun crimes. When our firm represents you, you can rest assured that we will work diligently to make sure that all of your legal rights are upheld. To schedule a free consultation with one of our criminal defense attorneys, call our Houston, Texas law office at 713-236-9800.