Texas Weapons Attorney :: The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp
Texas culture may give high regard to an individual’s right to own a gun, but all good things have limits that have to be respected. At The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp we can assist persons who are charged with criminal possession of weapons including handguns or knives, possession with intent to unlawfully use a weapon, aggravated discharge, criminal sale, or any other weapons violation.
Gun Charge Defense Attorneys
There are many gun laws on both the state and federal level which can be very confusing and can land you in jail. If you have found yourself charged with a weapons violation, you need a Houston weapons lawyer that has a working knowledge of guns and related laws, as well as your Constitutional rights. The attorneys at The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp have handled a wide variety of state and federal weapons cases including:
- Assault Weapons & other Prohibited Items
- Concealed Weapons
- Federal Firearms Violations
- Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Felon
- Interstate Transportation of Firearms
- Possession of a Firearm in the Commission of a Drug related or Violent Crime
- Unlawful Manufacturing, Modification, Possession or Sale of Firearms
- Unlicensed Firearm Use
Weapons Violation Charges Lawyer
Federal and state prosecutors take each and every weapons violation very seriously. Possessing a firearm can turn a standard felony charge into a “strike” violation, which will have a heavy impact on sentencing through the “three strikes law”. This change could be the difference between getting probation and going to prison. The possession of a weapon while committing any other crime could result in a 10 year sentence in addition to the standard sentence for the original offense.
When considering the complexity of weapons violations, along with the serious consequences that accompany them, it is imperative to have a skilled attorney in your corner. The attorneys at The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp have an intimate knowledge of Texas weapons laws, as well as search and seizure principles, and will develop a custom strategy to effectively protect your rights and your freedom. Whether your Houston weapons charge is stand-alone, or incorporated into a larger criminal prosecution, contact The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp today so that we can begin planning your defense.