Austin Unlawful Weapons Defense Attorney

In the state of Texas it is illegal to carry certain weapons without proper registration or documentation. If an individual is found to be carrying an unlicensed or otherwise illegal gun, knife, or club, he or she may be charged with a crime. In addition, it is a criminal offense to unlawfully sell or transport weapons.

If you or someone you love has been accused of a crime relating to unlawful weapons, an experienced legal professional can help you fight to clear your name and protect your reputation. Contact Austin unlawful weapons defense attorney Ian Inglis at (512) 472-1950 to discuss the facts of your case.

Types of Unlawful Weapons

The penalties for unlawful weapon possession are generally restricted to Class A misdemeanors. However, there may be circumstances that elevate the severity of this offense. For example, if an individual is charged with this crime in an environment that is licensed to sell alcohol, it is a third degree felony.

The types of weapons covered by this law include:

  • Club- a weapon designed to inflict bodily harm by striking a person
  • Explosive Weapon- a weapon such as a bomb that is used to cause serious injury or death by explosion
  • Firearms, Handguns, Machine Guns, and Short Barrel Fire Arms- weapons designed to project a bullet or other item in order to inflict pain on the victim
  • Illegal Knife- a knife with a blade over five and a half inches, a double-edged knife, a spear, or a sword
  • Knuckles- a weapon designed to encircle the fingers or knuckles when fighting
  • Chemical Dispensing Device- a weapon consisting of chemicals that may have adverse reactions when dispensed on or around the victim

Unlawful weapon charges can carry heavy penalties. If you have been accused of this crime, you may be facing a lengthy incarceration as well as costly fines.

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If you or someone you love has been charged with an unlawful weapons offense, contact Austin unlawful weapons defense attorney Ian Inglis at (512) 472-1950 to discuss your legal rights and options. We are ready to provide the dedicated legal representation you deserve.

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