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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

Understanding Firearm
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:

(713) 228-9200

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?

Mr. Doyle and Mr. Sharon are prepared to defend those who have been charged with several weapons-related offenses, including:
  • 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

During your case review in Houston, Paul Doyle & Associates will explain all possible avenues of defense and create a custom strategy based on your unique circumstances. Some arguments our lawyers may make during your case include:

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

Unlawful possession of a firearm in Texas is typically considered a Class A misdemeanor, which can result in a fine of $4,000 and up to a year in jail. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be facing a felony charge or a misdemeanor. Additional circumstances that will be considered in your case include:

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. 

Hiring a criminal defense attorney may be your best option at minimizing charges or having them thrown out altogether. We are available on nights and weekends to provide the legal counsel you need.
Paul Doyle

Paul Doyle & Associates

Paul Doyle & Associates was named "The Best of the Best in Criminal Defense" by the Houston Chronicle in 2021. No matter the criminal charges you face, attorney Paul Doyle and his team can defend your rights and, if necessary, represent you in court. Paul Doyle is proud to be affiliated with:

  • The Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • The Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • The Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association

Request a free consultation with our firm right now by contacting us online or by calling (713) 228-9200.

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