The Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to own handguns and other firearms. Dallas Weapon and Gun Attorneys, like Kraft & Associates are experts in understanding your rights related to gun laws. However, even in traditionally gun-friendly states like Texas, there are still laws on the books regulating – and in many cases restricting – the ownership and use of such weapons.
If you find yourself facing a gun or weapons charge, you should always consult with a knowledgeable attorney about your legal rights. There are many defenses to such charges, and at Kraft & Associates, P.C., our experienced Dallas gun and weapon charges attorneys will fight to protect your rights and your freedom.
Contact us now to schedule a consultation so we can discuss the specifics of your case.
There are a number of potential legal pitfalls when it comes to gun laws in Texas. Some of the more common types of weapon charges we assist clients with at Kraft & Associates, P.C., include:
It is also important to understand that not all weapons charges involve guns. There are many other kinds of weapons that a person is not allowed to possess or use in Dallas. Texas law actually lists several categories of prohibited weapons and ammunition, which include:
You can be charged with a crime if you are found possessing, transporting, selling, or even repairing such weapons.
Every criminal case is unique. The Dallas gun and weapon charges attorneys at Kraft & Associates, take the time to carefully review the facts of each case before advising our clients on defense strategies.
However, here are some examples of common defenses to weapon charges in Texas:
In cases where someone uses a gun or weapon to kill, the shooter may argue they acted in self-defense under Texas’ “stand your ground” law. Also known as the “castle doctrine,” this refers to a portion of the Penal Code that permits a defendant to argue “justification” of what would otherwise be a criminal act. But keep in mind, the burden is on the defendant to prove his or her actions were justified.
Under the law, using deadly force is only justified when the following conditions are met:
Even when you know a shooting was a justified act of self-defense, you could still be arrested and charged with a crime. This is why it is important to contact an experienced gun charges attorney as soon as you are questioned by police about any incident involving the discharge of a firearm.
At Kraft & Associates, P.C., we know how to handle these situations, and we can help you present your self-defense argument in court.
Understanding Texas gun laws is not a simple task. In addition to the various state laws, there are also federal statutes and even Dallas municipal regulations that can come into play in these types of cases. It is therefore imperative to have a skilled defense attorney on your side if you have been charged with a gun-related crime.
The Dallas gun and weapons lawyers at Kraft & Associates, P.C., are here to help.
Contact us today to schedule a meeting with one of our lawyers so we can talk about the specifics of your case and how we can protect your rights.