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Gun Crimes – Unlawful Firearm Possession

If you were charged with unlawful possession of a firearm or another crime involving a gun, rifle, or assault rifle in Houston, Texas, you need an experienced defense attorney. You need a gun crime lawyer who can help you beat the felony or federal firearm charges after being wrongly accused; you need defense attorney Ed Chernoff on your side.

Federal Gun Crimes

State and Federal lawmakers have enacted serious penalties for federal firearm offenses, including importation, dealing arms, and other crimes that involve importing and transporting illegal firearms.

When a gun is used in the commission of a federal crime, the penalties are increased and if the accused is convicted, they could face severe repercussions such as a lengthy prison sentence.

Felony Firearm Possession & Gun Charges

Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon can result in charges in both Federal and State of Texas courts. In addition, someone accused of domestic violence or assault, or someone with an emergency protection order against them may have their second amendment rights taken away. Most probation conditions prohibit the possession of a firearm.

Unlawful Sale of a Firearm

It is also against the law to sell or give a firearm to any person who is under 18 years old without a written consent provided by their parent or guardian. Many individuals who have been convicted of an earlier criminal offense will be restricted from owning a firearm.

Examples of convictions that may prohibit gun and firearm possession include many felony offenses, crimes committed within a household, such as domestic violence cases.

Firearm Offenses and Criminal Charges

Committing an offense with the use of a deadly weapon will often result in an upgrade of the charge to an Aggravated Offense. In fact, an affirmative finding of a deadly weapon will seriously impact an individual’s ability to obtain parole or probation.

Types of Gun Crimes & Firearm Charges in Texas

  • Unlawful Possession of a Firearm
  • Possession of a Concealed Handgun without a CHL
  • Carrying a Firearm on School Property
  • Arms Trafficking, or Running Guns
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

Carrying a concealed handgun is illegal without a special permit. If an individual is accused of carrying a concealed weapon and has no permit, it can lead to a serious legal problem that must be quickly addressed by our experienced criminal defense team. Illegally selling or transporting firearms could lead to federal charges like firearm trafficking. If you were charged with a federal, misdemeanor, or felony gun crime, you need a defense lawyer that has extensive experience in local, state, and federal courts.

Challenge Unlawful Weapon & Firearm Charges!

There are frequently good defenses to firearm offenses, including possession of a firearm or gun.  If the arrest or charges are proven unlawful because you were wrongly accused, you may see a reduction of the charge to a lesser crime or the charges could be dismissed.

Our defense attorney can also identify any possible violations of your Constitutional rights with regard to search and seizure is an important factor that must be evaluated at once. In cases where your rights were violated by overzealous law enforcement, it is likely that the evidence against you will be inadmissible once exposed to the court. If there is no evidence, there is no conviction.

Wrongly Accused of a Gun Crime in Texas? Call Attorney Ed Chernoff

Our firm is proud of our record of success defending all types of criminal charges including those involving firearms and guns. Our defense lawyers are committed to protecting the rights of our clients and will fully evaluate your situation to advise you of the options for defending your case, or in seeking a dismissal or reduced charges.