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Houston Illegal Gun Possession Lawyer

State laws in Texas place very few restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms, allowing the sale and ownership of shotguns, rifles, and handguns to anyone eighteen years of age or older without waiting periods or extensive background checks. In addition, the Texas Constitution specifies that only the Texas Legislature can regulate the “wearing of arms, with a view to prevent crime”, meaning that any county or municipal ordinances regarding possession and carry are overruled and null.

The lack of specific state legislation does not preempt the National Firearms Act (NFA) however, and unregistered possession of weapons that are banned by this legislation can result in federal prosecution. The NFA limits the possession and sale of machine guns, short-barreled rifles, short-barreled shotguns, suppressors, and destructive devices such as grenades.

Severe penalties are associated with federal violations, and your first step should be to seek skilled legal counsel if you find yourself facing charges of illegal weapon possession in Texas. The experienced and knowledgeable Houston illegal gun possession attorneys of Johnson Johnson & Baer, P.C., are dedicated to protecting your rights and interests, so call us today to learn more about your legal options.

Penalties for Illegal Possession

Possessing an unregistered NFA weapon in Texas, or any other state, can result in dire penalties such as:

  • A federal prison sentence of up to 10 years
  • Fines of up to $10,000
  • The immediate loss of all weapons in violation of the NFA
  • Loss of any future right to own or possess firearms

If you are facing charges of illegal weapon possession, it is imperative that you seek skilled legal representation immediately.

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At Johnson Johnson & Baer, P.C., our skilled Houston firearm possession lawyers have years of experience defending the rights of clients facing allegations of illegal weapon possession. We are dedicated to providing exhaustive defense to our clients, and can help you fight to clear your name. Contact us today at 713-222-0404 to discuss the details of your case.