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Weapon Charges

Top Weapon Crime Lawyer in Amarillo, Texas

Dennis R. Boren is your leading attorney when it comes to legal counsel and defense in weapon-related charges. Dennis is a prominent member of Pan Handle criminal defense lawyers association. He will fight and stand with you till justice is delivered.  As an experienced Amarillo Gun & Weapon Crime Lawyer, Dennis has in-depth insights and expertise of every state and federal weapon law. His extensive practice of Texas weapon charges law helps you protect your rights and brings you favorable results.

Understanding Weapon Charges in Texas

In Texas, weapon charges include a wide range of offenses. These offenses are  possession, use, and trafficking of firearms and other dangerous weapons. Whether it is illegal possession of firearms or aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, you can face serious legal consequences.  that can impact your lives significantly. Dennis, as a proud achiever of the American Jurisprudence award in criminal procedure, knows exactly what can save you from such serious offenses.

Weapons Offenses: Types and Consequences

Weapon offenses in Texas can include but are not limited to:

Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

This offense involves possessing a firearm illegally, such as being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm or carrying a weapon in prohibited locations.

Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon

Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon occurs when an individual uses or threatens to use a deadly weapon during an assault, resulting in serious bodily injury or fear of imminent harm.

Weapon Enhancements

In some cases, the presence of a weapon during the commission of another crime can lead to enhanced charges and more severe penalties.

Illegal Sale or Trafficking of Firearms

Trafficking firearms or engaging in illegal sales without proper licensing and authorization is a serious offense under Texas law.

Possession of Prohibited Weapons

Texas law prohibits the possession of certain weapons, including but not limited to brass knuckles, switchblade knives, and explosive devices.

Penalties for Weapons Offenses

The penalties for weapon offenses in Texas vary depending on the nature and severity of the offense, as well as the defendant’s criminal history. Convictions for weapon charges can result in significant fines, probation, loss of firearm privileges, and lengthy prison sentences.

An individual convicted of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon may face up to 20 years or more in prison, along with substantial fines. Illegal possession of a firearm by a felon can result in a felony conviction and several years of incarceration.

Prohibited Weapons in Texas

Texas law explicitly prohibits the possession of certain types of weapons, including:

Brass Knuckles

Any instrument consisting of finger rings or guards made of a hard substance and designed, made, or adapted for the purpose of inflicting serious bodily injury or death by striking a person.

Switchblade Knives

Knives with blades that can be opened automatically by a spring or other device.

Explosive Devices

Any explosive bomb, grenade, rocket, or missile that is designed, made, or adapted for the purpose of inflicting serious bodily injury, death, or substantial property damage.

Illegal Firearms Modifications

Possessing firearms with unlawfully modified components or accessories. When you choose The Law Office of Dennis R. Boren, you're choosing more than just legal representation; you're choosing a partner dedicated to your success and committed to securing the best possible outcome for your case.

When you choose The Law Office of Dennis R. Boren, you're choosing more than just legal representation; you're choosing a partner dedicated to your success and committed to securing the best possible outcome for your case.

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Weapon Charges

Legal defenses against weapon charges often involve questioning the legality of the search and seizure, the possession and ownership of the weapon, and potential violations of constitutional rights

Expungement of weapon charges depends on the jurisdiction, the nature of the charge, and the individual’s criminal history. Legal consultation is necessary to explore this possibility.

Consequences of a felony weapon charge can include significant fines, imprisonment, and long-term restrictions on firearm ownership. Each case varies based on circumstances and defense strategy.

Laws surrounding concealed carry vary by state but generally involve permit requirements and restrictions on where firearms can be carried. Understanding these laws is crucial to avoid legal issues.

The impact of weapon charges on future firearm rights can be substantial, including potential lifetime bans on owning or possessing firearms, highlighting the importance of effective legal defense.

Don’t let a weapon charge leave a mark in your career. Get criminal defense expertise to defend your rights. Contact The Law Office of Dennis R. Boren today.