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Dedicated Lawyers Assist Texans Accused of Weapons Violations

Strong criminal defense advocates counter state and federal gun charges

Federal and state laws governing guns and other weapons are complex and subject to frequent revisions. Without proper legal advice, you might not be able to protect your rights if you’ve been accused of a weapons violation. Hayes, Berry, White & Vanzant, LLP is an accomplished North Texas law firm that delivers exceptional counsel in a wide range of criminal defense matters. From offices in Denton, Flower Mound, Gainesville and Celina, we take assertive action on behalf of defendants in cases involving the alleged possession, use and sale of firearms and other restricted weapons, such as explosives, clubs and location-restricted knives.

Proven litigators handle cases involving firearms and other weapons

Though Texas gun owners have a great deal of freedom compared to residents of other states, strict penalties exist when state or federal laws are violated. Our criminal defense attorneys take on police and prosecutors in all types of cases, including those pertaining to:

  • Unlawful possession and use — Some residents now have “open carry” rights, but if you don’t have the proper license, an openly displayed gun, blade weapon or club could lead to criminal charges. The relevant statute regulates knives with a blade that is longer than 5.5 inches. Certain weapons, such as explosives and armor-piercing ammunition, are not permitted at all unless registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
  • Enhanced penalties when weapons are involved — The use of a deadly weapon during an assault or robbery can trigger first-degree felony charges. Our firm investigates what occurred and presses for an appropriate outcome.
  • Location crimes — Depending on where you are, possession of a particular weapon might be legal or illegal. Schools, hospitals and other places where members of the public gather restrict people’s ability to carry firearms. If you’ve been accused of bringing a gun or other weapon to an improper location, we’ll review possible defenses.
  • Improper sale — Under federal statutes, dealers of firearms must abide by certain procedures. For example, both parties in interstate gun sales must be Federal Firearm License holders. If you’ve been accused of failing to follow the intricate rules that apply to weapons transactions, we’ll advise you of your rights and options.

We understand the various laws that pertain to guns and other weapons and use that experience to help clients fight allegations brought against them.

Contact a dedicated Texas defense lawyer for counsel on a weapons charge

Hayes, Berry, White & Vanzant, LLP represents clients who have been accused of weapons violations and other criminal charges. Call us at 940-230-2386 or contact us online to schedule an appointment at one of our four North Texas locations. We have offices in Denton, Flower Mound, Gainesville and Celina.

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