Weapons Charge Lawyer
Weapons offenses and gun charges can lead to hefty fines and jail time, permanently altering the course of your life.
A weapons charge lawyer can work with you to defend your rights, minimize charges, or have charges completely thrown out.
How can Paul Doyle & Associates in Houston, TX, help you navigate your case?
What Our Attorneys Can Do for You When You Contact Our Law Firm in Houston, TX
Laws in Texas
In Texas, House Bill 1927 allows anyone who qualifies under the law to carry a handgun in a public place without a license to carry. However, even though Texas is known for its tolerant firearm laws, gun crimes can still carry harsh punishment, resulting in misdemeanor and felony charges. This is why it's important to seek legal counsel in cases where handguns and other firearms are involved, even in Texas.
Give Yourself the Best Odds
By Choosing Paul Doyle & Associates In Houston
When a person receives a weapons charge, they're faced with the possibility of serious penalties that can affect them for the rest of their life, including jail time, steep fines, and difficulty finding work. Discussing your case with an attorney can give you the best possible chances of minimizing or dropping criminal charges that have been brought against you.
If you're in the Houston, TX, area and you're facing gun charges or other weapons charges, a lawyer can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. We invite you to request a free consultation with Paul Doyle and Trevor Sharon by filling out our contact form or by calling:
Houston, TX, Chooses Our Attorneys
"Paul Doyle & Associates are very professional and know how to get favorable results. Despite the obstacles, Paul Doyle worked arduously and diligently resulting in my case being dismissed. Special thanks to Paul, Trevor and Maria for your courtesy and professionalism. I highly recommend Paul Doyle & Associates if you find yourself in need of an awesome Criminal Defense Attorney. Thanks again!"
— Robby E. Alsbrooks, 2021 5-Star Review
What Qualifies as a Weapons Charge?
- Carrying a weapon unlawfully
- Aggravated assault or assault with a deadly weapon
- Violations of concealed handgun permits
- Threatening with a deadly weapon
- Self-defense with a deadly weapon
- Airports weapon violation
- Selling an illegal weapon or firearm
- Felon in possession of a weapon
- Illegal discharge of a handgun or other firearm
Possible Defense Strategies
You Unknowingly Had the Weapon
There are plenty of scenarios in which a defendant may have been found with a weapon they didn't know they had.
Disputing the Definition of a Weapon
The definition of a weapon or a deadly weapon is a broad term, and often the most important issue at trial. Paul Doyle uses weapons experts to create an effective and thorough defense.
You Acted in Self-Defense
In Texas, it is legal to defend yourself when you believe your life is in immediate danger and another person is acting violently or making threats of violence.
5-Star Reviews From Our Satisfied Houston Clients
"Paul and his team went above and beyond in their representation of me. I applaud Paul for his professionalism and integrity. He was able to see through the lies and politics, and made sure the D.A understood the truth in regards to my case. I urge all of you to call Paul before hiring an attorney. You will not be disappointed. To this day I can text Paul and get a response within an hour. Truly a man of high character." KINCAIDE, 2021 5-Star Review
Weapons Offenses and Additional Criminal Charges
Prior Felony Convictions
If you're a convicted felon and you were in possession of a weapon, the consequences you face are higher. For example, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon carries a penalty of up to 10 years in jail and/or $10,000 in fines.
The Weapon Was Used to Commit a Crime
The involvement of a weapon in a crime like a robbery or assault can escalate charges from misdemeanors to felonies.