Nacogdoches TX Criminal Lawyers
Texas is different from many states in regards to its gun laws. In fact, unlike some states, in Texas you don’t even need a permit to buy a firearm. You must be over the age of 18, and over the age of 21 to buy a handgun. However, there are instances that can result in a weapons charge, and differing rules in specific jurisdictions can add to the complexity of your case.
Texans are allowed to carry firearms, with certain restrictions. Generally speaking, it is acceptable to carry a weapon in plain sight on your own property, which includes your vehicle. Additional licensure makes it possible to carry a gun in public spaces, and even a concealed weapon. But if you don’t possess the requisite license for these privileges, carrying a concealed gun or showing a weapon in the wrong place can result in charges. Previously convicted felons and individuals under a restraining order are prohibited in most cases from carrying weapons. Lastly, any crime accompanied by possession of a firearm can automatically become labeled as violent.