Houston Gun Crimes Lawyers
Texas is well-known for having some of the most relaxed gun laws in the country, as individuals are largely able to buy and sell firearms without interference in the form of waiting periods or background checks. However, while Texas lacks the restrictions that many other states impose on gun owners, there are still state and federal gun laws that apply to individuals that, if violated, can carry with them extremely serious penalties that can have long-term effects on an individual’s rights and freedoms.
The attorneys at Sampson & Bové, LLC know how seriously charges of gun crimes are taken in Houston and throughout the state, and individuals who have been charged with violating Concealed Handgun License (CHL) restrictions, unlawfully possessing firearms, or violating federal gun laws can face serious penalties, including thousands of dollars in fines, years in prison, and serious restrictions to personal freedoms. As such, individuals who find themselves charged with gun or weapons charges of any kind cannot afford to take chances with their defense and need to enlist the assistance of an experienced defense attorney. As such, individuals who find themselves charged with gun or weapons charges of any kind cannot afford to take chances with their defense and need to enlist the assistance of an experienced defense attorney.
Potential Penalties for Gun Crimes in Texas
While Texas has been able to set its own regulations for gun ownership in the state, Texans are still required to abide by federal weapons restrictions. Both federal and state laws restrict individuals’ ability to purchase and own certain types of weapons and weapons accessories, including items like machine guns and grenades. Individuals charged with violating either state or federal gun crimes laws could face extremely serious penalties, including the possibility of significant fines and lengthy periods of incarceration. When weapons are alleged to be possessed during the commission of certain state and federal criminal offenses, those penalties are often increased with mandatory minimum sentences.
In the face of such serious penalties, individuals who find themselves charged with violations of state or federal gun laws or any weapons-related crimes need to take swift action to make sure that their legal rights and freedoms are protected.
Contact a Houston Gun Crimes Lawyer for More Information
If you are facing weapon-related charges of any kind, you need an experienced attorney on your side who knows how to successfully defend against both state and federal weapons charges. Our legal team is prepared to put the full resources of our firm to work on your defense, so contact Sampson & Bové, LLC today at (713) 337-1420 for the assistance you need.