Texas has some of the most lenient firearm laws in the country. Even so, every Lone Star State resident who owns a firearm should be aware that the penalties for violating the rules that are in the books will be severe.
With this being the case, knowing the laws governing firearms in the state of Texas, along with working side by side with capable legal counsel will put you in a better position to fight the charges, if you happened to have been accused of violating a firearm law.
Dallas County Unlawful Possession of a Firearm Attorney
If you have been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm in north Texas, the immediate first step should be to discuss your case with a qualified criminal defense attorney. A capable attorney can guide you through the criminal process in a professional and productive manner while making certain that the defense strategy in place is strong enough to effectively argue your case and keep you from losing the freedom that you enjoy so much.
The attorneys at Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy are experienced in unlawful firearm court cases and will draw from this previous experience in order to provide excellent client service. This dedication to the clients they serve will manifest itself in an unwavering commitment to finding solutions to your legal problems.
To schedule a free and confidential consultation to go over the specifics of your case, call (972) 233-5700 or send an online message today. Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy proudly represent individuals in the north Texas counties of Dallas, Collin, Wise, Johnson, Tarrant, Denton, Ellis and Rockwall.
Unlawful Possession of a Firearm under Texas Law
Tex. Penal Code §46.04 states that an individual can be charged with unlawful possession of a firearm if they possess a firearm and:
- Are a convicted felon and possess the firearm before the fifth anniversary of their release from confinement;
- Have been convicted of domestic assault and possess the firearm before the fifth anniversary of their release from confinement or release from community supervision; or
- Is an employee of the state, is under the order of a protective or restraining order and they possess the firearm before the order expires.
Unlawful possession of a firearm is generally punishable as a Class A misdemeanor, which comes with a presumptive sentence of up to one year in jail and / or fines not to exceed $4,000 (Tex. Penal Code §12.21).
There are also cases where unlawful possession of a firearm is considered a felony of the third degree. This charge, if convicted, comes with a presumptive sentence of up to 10 years in jail and / or fines not to exceed $10,000 (Tex. Penal Code §12.34).
Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy | Dallas Unlawful Possession of a Firearm Arrest Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been accused of unlawful possession of a firearm in north Texas, ensure you are doing the right thing by working with the legal team at Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy to get started developing a defense strategy that clears you name and allow you to keep your freedom.
With years of criminal defense experience, you can rest assured that the attorneys at Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy will be prepared to fight for your rights immediately, and in an effectual manner.
Call (972) 233-5700 to set up a free and confidential consultation today. The Dallas criminal defense attorneys at Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy proudly represent individuals in and around the North Texas cities of Dallas, McKinney, Grapevine, Fort Worth, Arlington, Coppell, Duncanville, Balch Springs, Seagoville, Wylie, Fairview, Crowley, Denton, Flower Mound, The Colony, Rockwall and Mobile City, among many others.