Texas has a gun friendly reputation, but many people don’t realize that Texas still has some very strict gun laws with onerous penalties, especially in urban areas. Until 2016, Texas was one of only six states that did not allow open carry of firearms by private citizens.
In addition to Texas state laws, there are many federal statutes that apply to the possession and use of firearms. Being charged with a state or federal firearms offense is a grave situation that can result in large fines, career damage, loss of your right to keep firearms, and even jail time.
Guns are more than ever a polarizing issue in political society, and even responsible gun owners guilty of nothing more than an innocent registration error run the risk of being made an example of by law enforcement. If you have been charged with a gun related offense, it’s paramount to hire an attorney who knows the law and how to help you. At the Law Office of Walker Fults, we know what it takes to protect your rights, and we will work to protect you against any charge you may be facing.
Common Weapons Offenses
Gun laws always seem to be changing, reflecting the different political climate of the times in Austin and Washington, D.C. From violating a concealed carry regulation to possession of an illegal or unregistered gun or gun accessory, there is a wide variety of charges you might find yourself facing. Some of the most common of these offenses include:
- Unlawfully carrying a weapon
- Concealed handgun license violations
- Concealed guns or firearms at airports or other public places
- Unlawfully brandishing or discharging a weapon
- Illegal sale of a weapon
- Being a felon in possession of a firearm
Walker Fults is a proud gun enthusiast, but more importantly, he knows the gun laws applicable to Texas residents, and how to best defend those charged under those laws. A conviction of any firearms law could have significant effects on your personal rights and freedoms. In addition to jail and expensive fines, firearms convictions can also make job opportunities scarce, hamper your education goals, and even restrict where you are allowed to live. If you are facing any weapons charge, take action today to get the best defense possible.
Free Consultation with a Dallas Gun Crimes Defense Lawyer
If you or someone you love is facing a weapons-related charge of any kind, make sure your rights are protected at every step and you minimize the impact of the charge on your future. Call the Law Office of Walker Fults at (214) 797-1861 to learn how our aggressive, experienced legal representation can benefit you.