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Illegally Possession of a Firearm or Weapon in Texas
Firearm & Weapons charges are one of the most complex charges.
knives with a blade over five and one-half inches;
rifles with a barrel length of less than 16 inches;
shotguns with a barrel length of less than 18 inches;
any altered shotgun or rifle with an overall length of less than 26 inches;
chemical dispensing devices other than a small chemical dispenser sold commercially for personal protection;
“Knowingly Possessed Firearm” Texas
To be charged with illegally possessing a firearm, the prosecution must show that you knowingly possessed a firearm.
Texas law applies the following definitions for illegal possession of a firearm:
Knowingly – The individual is aware that the firearm is in his or her possession.
Possessed – The individual has actual or constructive control over the firearm.
Firearm – A broad range of weapons are covered under the state’s definition of a firearm.
In addition to the illegal possession of a firearm, Texas law provides for several charges for illegal possession of a weapon. The list of weapons covered under Texas is extensive, including daggers, ballistic knives, gravity knives, and other “weapons.”
Contact Texas firearm and weapon charges attorney online or at 972-243-8688