Firearms Defense Attorney
The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. Despite this broad promise, state and federal law makers have crafted a long list way to take away your personal liberty if you are found to be in possession of a firearm, or if you try to purchase or transport that firearm under certain circumstances.
Even though Texas has enacted a very gun-friendly open carry law, carrying a concealed weapon or openly carrying a weapon without a license can carry serious criminal consequences. Under Title 18 of the United States Code, section 922, many individuals are prohibited from possessing a weapon, including those previously convicted of a felony or who use or are addicted to a controlled substance. As more and more jurisdictions work to legalize or decriminalize marijuana, it is inevitable that these federal law provisions will create difficulties for law abiding gun owners.
Gun laws in Texas can be complicated to navigate. Certain modifications to weapons, such a silencers, bump-stocks, extended magazines, and barrel lengths can trigger criminal consequences. Purchasing weapons with obliterated or scratched off serial numbers can also carry potential criminal penalty, including enhancement of the punishment at sentencing. Certain classes of weapons are not legal to possess outside of an ATF approved gun trust.
If you have been charged with violating a firearms law, it is critical to the defense of your case to consult with a criminal defense attorney as early as possible.
You can face costly fines and possible jail or prison time, depending on the severity and the facts surrounding the charges.
Firearm offenses can include some of the following:
- Illegal firearm sales
- Carrying concealed weapon or open carry of a weapon without a permit
- Possession of an illegal firearm
- Unlawful possession of a firearm
- Use of a gun to commit a crime
- Possessing a weapon while committing another crime
- Exporting a firearm to another country without a license
Contact Criminal Defense Attorneys Hunter, Lane & Jampala
If you are facing any type of firearm charge, you could be facing life-altering consequences.
Early intervention into your case by our law firm can be critical to the outcome of your case. Our lawyers will review the specific details of your situation to plan an effective strategy for the best possible outcome.
Schedule a consultation with Hunter, Lane & Jampala by calling (210) 966-8278.