There are many different types of weapons related criminal offenses that a Texan may be subjected to if he finds himself on the wrong side of the law. These offenses range from simple misdemeanors to serious felonies, depending on the nature of the particular crime. In certain situations, a person could even be subjected to prosecution at the federal level.
Some of the most common weapons violations include the following:
- Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
- Unlawful possession of a deadly weapon
- Trafficking of firearms
- Carrying a weapon into an airport
- Possession of an illegal weapon
- Unlawful weapon sales or distribution
- Possession or use of a weapon during the commission of a crime
- Unlawful brandishing or discharge of a firearm
If you or a loved one have been charged with a Texas weapons violation, the Gilligan Law Firm can help you. Our Houston weapon defense attorneys will provide dedicated and experienced legal counsel in the face of any kind of weapons charge. We will protect our client’s rights throughout the entire legal process.
The lawyers at the Gilligan Law Firm are well versed in the many different defenses against weapons violations. One of the most common and effective strategies that we use is disputing the method in which the illegal item was located. Most weapons charges are usually based on the police finding a weapon in a person’s property or in their immediate possession. In some of these scenarios, law enforcement may not have had probable cause to search the accused or they might have gone beyond the boundaries of a search warrant. With any kind of unlawful search and seizure, an experienced Houston attorney may be successful at making a motion to suppress this evidence, often resulting in a positive outcome for the defendant.
If you have found yourself accused of either state or federal gun crimes, you need a seasoned Houston defense lawyer that is dedicated to protecting your rights. We will work tirelessly to ensure that your freedom and livelihood are preserved. Being charged with a crime can be a frightening experience. Let the guidance of a qualified Houston defense attorney see you through the complex and potentially overwhelming legal process that lies ahead.
Please contact the Gilligan Law Firm to schedule a FREE consultation at (713) 529-9200