Texas is a state known for its strict enforcement of weapons laws and charges for illegal possession or use of a weapon is very serious.
Various types of weapons are identified under Texas Penal Code Sec. 46.01. They include, but are not limited to:
- Firearms and silencers
- Explosive weapons and improvised explosive devices (IED)
- Armor-piercing ammunition
- Brass knuckles, and more.
The charges for using and possessing an unregistered or mishandled weapon can be severe, and may include:
- Capital felony
- First, second, and third-degree felonies
- State jail felony
- First, second, and third-degree misdemeanors
Prison time, community service, rehabilitation and thousands of dollars in fines are just some of the penalties when someone is accused of weapons crimes. When faced with a charge or arrest, the future suddenly becomes uncertain. Remain calm and silent, and hire a weapons lawyer who has successfully defended against such claims. Contact Morgan Bourque.
As a former prosecutor, Morgan tried hundreds of weapons charges. Now as a leading Texas weapons lawyer, he continually adds to his record of acquittals, reduced charges and successful appeals. He has demonstrated where inaccurate claims, misunderstandings and unreliable eyewitness accounts can influence weapons charges. No matter how dire the odds may seem, Morgan is a weapons lawyer who defends each client with the same passion and determination, often to favorable outcomes. He will review your case and offer honest feedback, and craft a strategy to defend your rights.
In 2016, more than 12,600 arrests were made in Texas related to weapon use and possession — 518 of those involved juveniles. In connection with weapons arrests, alleged offenders often face other serious charges, such as murder, manslaughter by negligence, burglary and aggravated assault. Police are cracking down on people who are not licensed to possess and use weapons in Texas, and if arrested, may look to make an example of you or your child.
That is why, before you take any other action, you should contact Morgan Bourque for the best possible defense strategy and representation. He will challenge the weapons claims and fight to have the charges dismissed or the penalties reduced at every stage in your case.
Good people can make mistakes and sometimes innocents get caught in a web of suspicion. No matter your situation, Morgan Bourque is the weapons lawyer who will provide efficient, aggressive representation inside and outside the courtroom.
We service the following areas in Texas; Harris County, Montgomery County, The Woodlands, Houston, Spring, Conroe, Montgomery, Magnolia and Oak Ridge.
Call now to review your weapons case and begin establishing a successful strategy.