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Crafting Effective Defense Strategies For Weapons Charges In Texas

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Facing weapons charges can be a daunting legal challenge with severe consequences. Despite the state’s “gun-friendly” reputation, Texas has stringent laws governing the possession, use, and carrying of firearms and other weapons. As such, individuals must be well-informed and prepared when confronting these types of allegations.

Turnbull Legal Group explains what to expect if you’re facing weapons charges, sharing some of the nuances of the law and how to craft a strategic defense. Knowledge is power, and the more you know about the law, the better prepared you’ll be to protect your rights and secure the best possible outcome in your case.

Understanding Texas Weapons Laws

Over the last several years, there have been some significant changes and updates to Texas gun laws. Understanding the laws and regulations surrounding firearms and other weapons is a crucial first step to crafting the best defense strategy for your case.

While Texas legislation removed the requirement for residents to have a license to carry a firearm in 2021, there are still laws and regulations governing who can possess a gun, how it must be stored, and where it can be carried. In addition, different laws apply to handguns versus long guns (such as rifles or shotguns).

Challenging Unlawful Searches And Seizures

One key aspect of crafting a solid defense against weapons charges is challenging any unlawful searches and seizures conducted by law enforcement. The Fourth Amendment protects individuals from unreasonable searches and seizures. That means that any evidence obtained in violation of this right may be deemed inadmissible in court.

Understanding how to assert and protect your Fourth Amendment rights can be a crucial element in discrediting evidence and bolstering your defense.

In many weapons charge cases, the defendant may claim they acted in self-defense or that their actions were otherwise justifiable. Establishing justifiable possession and exploring legal defenses are pivotal to an effective strategy against weapons charges.

In other situations, you may not have been aware you were breaking the law. While ignorance of the law isn’t a defense, proving intent for a crime you didn’t know you were committing is difficult. In those cases, your attorney may work to get the charges lessened or dropped, depending on the situation.

Choose Your Defense Team Wisely For Success Against Weapons Charges

The choice of your legal team to defend you against weapons charges can significantly impact the outcome of your case. A skilled criminal defense attorney will be able to look at the specifics of your case and determine the best approach for a strategic defense. They will identify potential rights violations and other possible defense strategies.

Turnbull Legal Group, led by a former Chief District Court Judge and Chief Prosecutor, assigns two attorneys to each case to ensure a robust defense. With our knowledge and experience, we can give you the best chance of a successful outcome and help protect your future.

Contact Turnbull Legal Group today for a free confidential consultation to discuss your case. We proudly serve Harris County, Brazos County, Montgomery County, and Galveston County residents.

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