Weapon & Gun Crimes Lawyer in Dallas
A Trusted Legal Team Serving All of Texas
Are you facing a weapons charge in Texas? Don’t navigate the criminal justice system without an experienced attorney defending you. At the Law Offices of Robert Gregg, we can help you fight the charges, investigate the facts of your case, and ensure that the prosecutor’s evidence was obtained legally.
With over 25 years of experience, our Dallas weapon and gun crimes attorney frequently defends against all types of weapons charges, including:
- Unlawful possession
- Unlawful carrying
- Unlawful transfer
- Acquisition by deception
- Firearm smuggling
Retain our criminal defense services by calling (214) 891-7536.
Gun Laws in Texas
There are no laws in Texas that prevent anyone of any age from possessing a firearm. There are also no statutes specifically prohibiting the carrying of a firearm, other than handguns. For years, it was illegal in Texas to open carry a handgun. But since January 2016, gun owners who have a license to carry (LTC) are legally able to open carry a handgun, as long as they do not do so recklessly or in the wrong location.
You may not carry a handgun at:
- Amusement parks
- Liquor stores/bars
- Some restaurants
- Certain businesses with stated rules against firearms
Not everyone can obtain an LTC – you must meet certain criteria first.
You might be ineligible for an LTC if you:
- Cannot legally purchase a handgun
- Have pending criminal charges
- Have been convicted of a felony or a Class A or B misdemeanor
- Have a chemical or alcohol dependency
- Have defaulted on student loans, taxes, child support or other governmental fees
- Have a protective or restraining order against you
- Are diagnosed with a certain psychological disease
Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon in Texas
The new open carry legislation does not mean that all gun owners are protected from the charge of unlawfully carrying a weapon (UCW). Offenders can still face criminal charges for illegally carrying a handgun or another illegal weapon.
Illegal weapons that will result in a UCW charge include:
- Explosive weapons
- Brass knuckles
- Zip guns
- Rifles with barrels less than 16 inches long
- Fully automatic firearms
- Short barrel shotguns with barrels less than 18 inches long
- A firearm silencer
Contact the Law Offices of Robert Gregg
If you have been charged with a weapons crime in Texas, speak with our Dallas weapon and gun crimes lawyer immediately to safeguard your rights. We provide free confidential consultations during which we can answer all your questions, discuss the details of your case, and develop a solid defense strategy.
Call the Law Offices of Robert Gregg at (214) 891-7536 or contact us online today.