Defending Your Gun Rights And Your Future
Texas has many laws that protect residents’ Second Amendment rights. However, the violation of one of these laws results in serious consequences, even if committed accidentally. You stand to lose your privileges as a gun owner unless you have a legal team that can defend you.
At Vaughn Law, we take your rights as a gun owner as seriously as you do. We strive to protect them, even against unlawful carry charges. Our criminal defense lawyer has served the Houston metro area for years, tirelessly fighting to keep you out of jail and keep your firearm in your hands. When it comes to taking on the criminal justice system, you can trust your rights with us.
What Are The Penalties For Unlawful Carry?
In 2021, Governor Abbot signed HB 1927 into law, which allows open conceal and carry in the state of Texas. Because the law is so broad, many people who break it do not even realize it — for example, driving with a gun improperly stored in your car. Even so, unlawful carrying can result in charges of a class C misdemeanor or a third-degree felony. You will need a criminal defense lawyer who can shield you from penalties such as:
- Fines of up to $10,000
- Up to 10 years of incarceration
- Suspension or revocation of your permit
Under the new law, you can also expunge past unlawful carrying offenses from your criminal record. The process for this is not easy, so we can assist you in navigating the steps and successfully clearing your record so you can have a fresh start.
Take The First Step – Schedule A Free Consultation
If the state has charged you with unlawful carry, contact Vaughn Law for a thorough and skillful defense. We provide free, confidential initial consultations, so please call us at 281-699-6173 or send us an email to schedule yours.