In Texas, a weapons offense can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the circumstances and the type of weapon involved. A person can be charged with a weapons offense for a number of acts, including the use, possession, sale or distribution of weapons.
Potential Deadly Weapons Charges
Although most people associate a weapons offense with firearms or guns, almost anything can be classified as a deadly weapon if it is used to cause serious injury or death.
This may include:
- A club or baton
- Brass knuckles
- Pipe bombs
- Devices that dispense chemicals
In addition, weapons charges can arise in a number of scenarios, such as:
- Felon in Possession of a Firearm
- Unlawful Possession of a Firearm
- Possession of an Illegal Weapon
- Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon (UCW)
- Distribution or Sale of Illegal Weapons
When you are charged with a firearms or weapons offense, you may be facing serious legal consequences. That is why it is so important to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible after being arrested. A Dallas firearms defense attorney, such as the Law Office of Chad West, can protect your legal rights, strategize with you over options on your defense and negotiate a potential outcome if possible, that could lead to reduction or dismissal of the charges.