Carrying a Firearm Unlawfully

Although Texas adheres strictly to our nation’s second amendment right to bear arms, along with being the home state of countless gun-owning residents, there are still many situations in which it is unlawful to carry a firearm.

Considering the potential ramifications of a firearm conviction, knowing the proper steps to take in order to put yourself in a favorable position with regard to fighting the charges levied against you is vital in the eventual outcome. One of the most important things you can do is consult with a criminal defense attorney who can effectively represent you during this inevitably stressful time.

Dallas Carrying a Firearm Unlawfully Attorney

Due to the fact that there are many scenarios in which you can get in trouble for carrying a firearm, the attorneys at Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy have made sure to become well-versed in the complex laws that govern weapons in Texas.

This focus on understanding the intricacies of firearm law has manifested itself in professional and productive representation for individuals accused of violating these laws. The attorneys will take all the relevant factors of your case into account to develop a strong defense strategy that increases the likelihood of a reduction in charges or complete dismissal.

To schedule a free and confidential consolation to discuss your case with the McConathy legal team, call (972) 233-5700 or send an online message today. The attorneys proudly represent individuals accused of firearm offenses in the north Texas counties of Dallas, Collin, Wise, Johnson, Tarrant, Denton, Ellis and Rockwall.


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Carrying a Firearm Unlawfully under Texas Law

According to Texas Penal Code §46.02, an individual can be charged with unlawfully carrying a firearm if they intentionally, knowingly or recklessly carry on their body or in their car a handgun:

  • That is in plain view,
  • If the individual is engaged in criminal activity,
  • If the individual is prohibited from possessing a firearm, or
  • If the individual is a member a criminal street gang.

With regard to the penalties of these offense if convicted, unlawfully carrying a firearm is considered a Class A misdemeanor (up to one year in jail and / or fines not to exceed $4,000) or a felony of the third degree (up to 10 years in jail and / or fines not to exceed $10,000).


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Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy | Dallas County Carrying a Firearm Unlawfully Arrest Lawyer

If you are currently being charged with carrying a firearm unlawfully in north Texas, now is the time to join forces with a qualified Dallas criminal defense attorney. Bringing legal knowledge and a strong understanding of the criminal process, a criminal lawyer can develop an effective defense strategy for your particular case.

The attorneys at Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy have a proven track record of helping individuals overcome these debilitating criminal charges and allowing them to move on with their life. This experience has will be implemented in the most efficient and professional manner, helping you increase your chances of getting these charges reduced or dismissed.

Call (972) 233-5700 to schedule a free and confidential consultation to discuss the details of your case today.


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