Defending Williamson County Firearm Charges, Series Recap
This post concludes our series on the handling of firearm related charges in Williamson County, Texas. We felt the need to write this series as there is growing concern over gun violence in the United States. This growing concern, in turn, has resulted in prosecutors more aggressively pursuing charges which involve firearms. We will use this post to recap our prior discussions and to explain why one facing gun-related charges should contact an attorney immediately.
We have discussed several topics over our recent posts. Subjects we have analyzed included:
- How search & seizure issues impact Texas gun cases
- The impact of firearm usage on other offenses
- How Texas law prohibits felons from owning firearms
One point that we have attempted to stress, throughout this series, is that Texas does not take gun-related crimes lightly. While many people are passionate about their rights to own a firearm, especially in our state, the fact is that such offenses can result in serious prison time. Other penalties can include the loss of future rights to own a weapon, financial fines, and having to report a conviction on employment applications. If you are facing such charges then you should recognize that you need counsel and contact an attorney immediately.
A qualified criminal defense lawyer will understand how to approach gun-related cases. If, for example, the firearm was discovered through police violations of the Fourth Amendment then counsel can file to exclude the gun from use in Court proceedings. If this is request is successful then the case against a defendant is likely over – it is difficult for the prosecution to prove a gun case without the gun. If search and seizure issues are not present in your case then there may be other options for defending your situation – it may be that one was wrongfully arrested due to not realizing that they were in possession of a firearm. An example of this can occur when one borrows a car which happens to have a gun in it. There are several other examples of how one may be “in possession” of a gun but not realize it. If you have been charged with illegally possessing a firearm then contact our Williamson County criminal defense lawyers immediately. In addition to Georgetown, we service the surrounding communities of Austin, Bartlett, Cedar Park, Florence, Granger, Hutto, Jarrell, Leander, Liberty Hill, Round Rock, Taylor, Thrall, and Weir.