Are you or someone you know facing a weapons charge in Tarrant County, Fort Worth, Arlington or a surrounding city?
If so, you need a Lawyer experienced in handling weapons charges who can effectively represent you. If you have been charged with a weapons offense in the Fort Worth area, it is likely that you are facing misdemeanor or felony charges that, if convicted, could result in life changing circumstances. Your liberty is at risk! It is critical that you hire an attorney who specializes in criminal defense.
Texas Penal Code §46.02 states that a person commits the offense of unlawful carrying of a weapon if the person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly carries on or about his or her person a handgun, illegal knife, or club if the person is not:
- on the person’s own premises or premises under the person’s control; or
- inside of or directly en route to a motor vehicle that is owned by the person or under the person’s control.
A person commits this offense if the person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly carries on or about his or her person a handgun in a motor vehicle that is owned by the person or under the person’s control at any time in which:
- the handgun is in plain view; or
- the person is:
- engaged in criminal activity, other than a Class C misdemeanor that is a violation of a law or ordinance regulating traffic;
- prohibited by law from possessing a firearm; or
- a member of a criminal street gang, as defined by Section 71.01.
The punishment for unlawful carrying of a weapon is class A misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in the county jail and up to a $4,000 fine.
Texas Penal Code §46.05 states that a person commits the offense of possession of a prohibited weapon if he intentionally or knowingly possesses, manufactures, transports, repairs, or sells:
- an explosive weapon;
- a machine gun;
- a short-barrel firearm;
- a firearm silencer;
- a switchblade knife;
- armor-piercing ammunition;
- a chemical dispensing device; or
- a zip gun.
The punishment for possession of a prohibited weapon is a third degree felony unless it is a switchblade knife or knuckles in which it is a class A misdemeanor.
Fort Worth Weapons Charges Defense Attorney
If you have been arrested and charged with a weapons offense in Fort Worth, Arlington or in Tarrant and surrounding counties, you need a skilled Fort Worth criminal lawyer. A weapons conviction could carry with it the possibility of jail time. At Fulgham Law Firm P.C. our goal is to prevent jail time and to achieve a result that helps you clear your record.
At Fulgham Law Firm P.C., you will find a Fort Worth criminal law practice focused on passionately defending the accused. Contact our Fort Worth office now at 817-886-3078 for a free and confidential consultation with an experienced Fort Worth criminal attorney.