Extensive Trial Experience Defending You From Weapons Offenses
Many people in Texas carry guns and other weapons. Depending on how those weapons are used, you could be facing serious criminal charges.
Attorney Jeff Gilbert represents individuals throughout Texas who are facing weapons-related charges. He has more than three decades of experience in the area of criminal law and has earned a positive reputation from colleagues and other legal professionals.
Contact us today to begin your Brazoria County weapons charge defense consultation.
Aggressive Defense For Firearms & Weapons Cases
Guns are everywhere in Texas. Weapons offenses are seriously prosecuted and the consequences can be severe – particularly if the offense is coupled with a drug charge or drunk driving charge. Jeff Gilbert handles weapons charges that involve switchblades, knuckles, nunchucks and other weapons that are considered illegal to possess in the state of Texas.
Our law firm also handles cases involving:
- Conceal and carry issues
- Illegal possession of a firearm
- Possession of a firearm by a felon
- Discharge of a firearm
Illegal Possession Of A Firearm In Texas
One misconception about felons and firearms is that felons are never allowed to own or possess one. This is not true. This is not to say there aren’t restrictions. In Texas, you must wait no less than five years after your sentence has been discharged – not excluding parole. The firearm must be possessed only in the home and as a means of self-protection.
The punishment for a felon in possession of a firearm beyond these restrictions is a felony charge punishable by as many as 10 years in prison. Another consideration is that these laws are applicable only in the state of Texas. The federal government may prosecute you for felony possession in federal court.
Request A Consultation With Our Brazoria County Team
Jeff Gilbert Law Office will examine the facts of the case, gather all evidence and explain your defense options. Our team looks at criminal cases from a comprehensive standpoint and works to get the charges dropped or get the consequences minimized as much as possible.
Call our team of Brazoria County weapons defense attorneys at 979-431-1268 today to begin.