Any crime committed with the use of a weapon can greatly increase the penalties you face if convicted. Gun crimes are serious criminal offenses that require an aggressive criminal defense attorney who will stand up and defend your rights. At the Dallas, Texas, law office of James Lee Bright, we defend people accused of committing weapons violations. If you have been arrested and charged with a gun crime, contact us for a free initial consultation.
While Texas allows wide discretion in a person’s ability to carry weapons, there are many restrictions that are taken into account when the state chooses to prosecute these cases. While it is preferred that a person have a concealed weapons permit, it is not always required. There are also limitations on the types of guns people can carry and who can carry them.
If you are caught carrying a prohibited firearm, we can defend you against the serious weapons violations you may face. Convicted felons and people on probation or parole are prohibited from carrying firearms and knives of certain lengths. We can defend you if you face additional criminal charges.
If accused of any of the following crimes, you should consult with our firm’s weapons violation defense lawyer immediately:
- Aggravated Assault
- Armed Robbery
- Possession of an Illegal Firearm
In certain situations, you have the right to use deadly force when defending yourself or a family member. The Castle Doctrine states that if you are an individual who has a reasonable right to be at any given location, you can use deadly force if approached by an individual, and if a reasonable person would fear death or injury.
If the state has arrested and charged you with committing a weapons violation, contact the law office of James Lee Bright for a free initial consultation.