If you are facing charges involving the possession of an unlawful weapon, unlawful possession of a weapon, illegal weapons sales or distribution, or another offense involving the use of a weapon, such as assault or robbery, Thiessen Law Firm is here to provide the aggressive defense representation you need. We are fighters, through and through. We don’t believe in pleading guilty if we can go to battle for our clients to secure a not guilty verdict. Our track record of over 100 not guilty verdicts is evidence of our skill and our complete commitment to our clients.
For a free, confidential review of your weapons case, call (713) 864-9000. Our Houston weapons charges attorneys are here 24/7 and will offer the straightforward, honest guidance you need.
Exploiting Search & Seizure Violations
A weapons case, like a drug case, often has a search and seizure issue that can be exploited. Additionally, your attorney must examine whether the state can affirmatively link the client to the weapon, and look for a defense that may justify the client’s possession of the weapon. There are many defenses provided under Texas law – it is our job to meticulously prepare your case and present a clear and compelling argument that exposes weaknesses in the state’s case against you.
Unlawful Weapons Cases
It is unlawful to possess or carry many types of weapons in Texas. Under the unlawful carrying of weapons statute (Texas Penal Code, Chapter 46. Weapons):
It is a misdemeanor for someone to carry or possess:
- An unlicensed handgun;
- An illegal knife; or
- A club.
An illegal knife is defined as a single-edged knife with a blade length in excess of 5 ½ inches, a double-edged knife of any length, a sword, or a spear. A club is defined as anything made or adapted to strike someone and cause serious injury.
Under the prohibited weapons statute, a person cannot possess, among other things:
- An explosive device;
- A machine gun;
- A short-barreled firearm; or
- A switchblade knife.
Since 1995, Texas law has allowed an individual to carry a handgun so long as the person obtains a permit, conceals the gun and does not carry it into bars, schools, churches, hospitals, or other sensitive locations.
Find out more about your options and your rights by involving a top-tier weapons defense lawyer from our Houston firm. Call (713) 864-9000 today to schedule your free case evaluation.