Weapon Possession (UCW)
According to the Texas Penal Code, the legal definition for Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon states:
- A person commits an offense if he intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly carries on or about his person a handgun, illegal knife, or club.
This charge is considered a misdemeanor, unless the offense is committed on any premises licensed to sell alcohol. In this case, the charge would increase to a third degree felony. There are many different circumstances surrounding weapon possession, which will reflect the severity of charges you will be facing. At Barbieri Law Firm, our office has experience and knowledge handling such weapon possession offenses:
- Assault weapons
- UCW – Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon
- Felons in possession
- Charges for gun possession in connection with another felony crime
Weapon possession charges may become more serious if they are tied to another crime, or if it was actually used to commit a crime. These cases can become more complex, as you face potential additional consequences. At Barbieri Law Firm, our attorney has over 12 years of experience defending clients who have been charged with such crimes. Our office is prepared to investigate their claims and fight on your behalf every step of the way. Whether or not you know how to proceed with these charges, one crucial step is to hire an experienced weapon possession attorney. Heather Barbieri is a skilled criminal defense attorney who can give your case the guidance it needs. If you have been charged with weapon possession, contact our office today at 972-424-1902 to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help.