If you have been charged with a weapon offense in Frisco, TX, you risk losing your freedom, paying a substantial fine, and having a violent criminal record that follows you for the rest of your life. Frisco, TX takes weapons seriously as they have discharge regulations. Texas takes crimes involving weapons seriously, which is why it is essential to have an aggressive and dedicated legal team protecting your rights.
At the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg, we fight for those accused of weapon offenses and other violent crimes in Texas. Based on the details of your case, we can craft a defense strategy that gives you the best chance of a favorable outcome. Our lead criminal defense lawyer, Randall Isenberg, has worked in the Texas courts as a prosecutor and district judge, so he is closely familiar with all sides of a criminal case.
For a free case evaluation with a weapon offense lawyer in Frisco, call our office today at 214-696-9253.
The Penalties for a Weapons Offense Conviction in Frisco, TX
The penalties for a weapons offense conviction in Frisco, TX can vary significantly based on the nature of the charge and the class of the crime — meaning whether it is a misdemeanor or a felony. But the critical thing to remember is that nearly all weapons offenses in Texas carry the possibility of jail time.
Basic weapons offenses, such as illegal carry of a firearm, are usually Class B misdemeanors in Texas. But some aggravating factors can bump even the most minor weapons crime up to a Class A misdemeanor or even a felony.
If you have previous convictions of weapons offenses or violent crimes and have had your right to carry a firearm removed, you could face felony charges if caught in possession of a weapon. Felonies in Texas come with significant jail time, and there is little chance for leniency if you get convicted.
Here are the penalties you can expect upon conviction, based on the class of crime:
- Class B Misdemeanor: Up to a $2,000 fine, and up to 6 months in jail;
- Class A Misdemeanor: Up to a $4,000 fine, and up to 1 year in jail;
- State Jail Felony: Up to a $10,000 fine, and up to 2 years in state jail;
- Third-Degree Felony: Up to a $10,000 fine, and up to 10 years in prison;
- Second-Degree Felony: Up to a $10,000 fine, and up to 20 years in prison;
- Third-Degree Felony: Up to a $10,000 fine, and up to life in prison.
A Frisco, TX weapons offense lawyer from the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg will fight for you, helping you avoid or at least minimize the penalties above. For a free consultation and case evaluation, call us today at 214-696-9253.
Weapons Laws in Texas
Texas has permissive gun laws but is known to be exceptionally harsh on residents who break them. Concealed carry is legal in the state. That means as long as your right to own and carry a firearm has not been removed, you can have a gun in your home or on your person as long as it is concealed.
Texas has a long list of non-firearm weapons that are illegal to carry in the state. If you get caught with one of these weapons, you could face criminal weapons charges.
Texas Gun Laws
It is legal to carry a concealed firearm in Texas, but the weapon must be holstered, and you must obtain a permit before carrying in public.
Even with a valid permit, Texas prohibits the carrying of firearms in a number of locations, such as:
- Amusement parks
- Nursing homes
- Voting precincts
- Government buildings
The law does allow private colleges and universities in Texas to make their own gun rules and for the carrying of concealed firearms (with a valid permit) at state-run community colleges.
Texas Non-Firearm Weapons Laws
In Texas, it is illegal to carry, own, sell, or trade any of the following classes of weapons:
- Brass knuckles
- Zip guns
Because of recent changes in the law, the following weapons are now legal in Texas for open carry by permitted users:
- Knives with extended blades
As you can see, weapons laws in Texas are complex and not always cut and dry. That is why, if you have been charged, it is important to get a weapon offense lawyer in Frisco as quickly as possible who can begin working on your case and crafting a compelling defense to beat the charges.
For a free consultation with the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg, call 214-696-9253 today.
How a Weapons Offense Lawyer in Frisco, TX Can Help You
If you attempt to fight these charges without a lawyer, you could put your freedom and your future at substantial risk. A lawyer who understands Texas weapons laws can fight to keep you out of jail and to keep you from having a criminal record for life.
The burden of proof is on the prosecution to prove that you are guilty. Your lawyer simply must create enough reasonable doubt to avoid a conviction. Depending on the circumstances of your case, the team at the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg can create this doubt in a number of ways.
A weapon offense lawyer in Frisco can obtain evidence, such as police reports, photo and video surveillance, and witness statements, to call into question your involvement in the crime. We can also investigate to find if law enforcement violated any procedural rules or denied you of your constitutional rights at any point.
We also may be able to work a deal with the prosecution to reduce the severity of your charges.
For a Free Weapons Offense Case Evaluation in Frisco, TX, Call the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg at 214-696-9253
Attorney Randall Isenberg and his team are eager to get to work fighting your weapons offense charge in Frisco, TX. Our goal is to avoid a criminal conviction and keep you out of jail. For a free consultation and case evaluation, call us at 214-696-9253.