This post will conclude a series of articles addressing the topic of handling gun related charges in Austin, Texas. As discussed throughout this series, firearm charges can have serious consequences. It has been my goal in this series to provide information about possible defenses to firearm charges and how possessing a gun may enhance potential penalties for related criminal activity. It has also been my goal to stress the importance of engaging a knowledgeable defense attorney to represent your interests. If you are facing gun-related allegations, contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.
I have addressed several key topics in this series, including:
- How search and seizure issues impact firearm related charges
- The handling of federal “felon in possession” charges
- How the use of a gun can enhance the penalties for other crimes
These topics are significant for a variety of reasons. First, in some circumstances, a law enforcement officer’s failure to follow strict search and seizure rules may provide a defense to some or all of the charges against you. Understanding the potential challenges to criminal allegations may be essential to your case. Second, federal law prohibits individuals previously convicted of a felony from ever possessing a firearm. Being aware of this law and the potential ramifications of its violation may help one to avoid additional penalties. Third, gun possession in connection with the commission of other criminal acts may result in significantly enhanced penalties than would have applied to the underlying charge standing alone.
Given the serious consequences that may result, facing gun related charges can seem daunting. Retaining counsel immediately following your arrest may be imperative in order to ensure that your rights are protected. My office is ready to assist you. Contact us today to speak with an Austin lawyer. My office also serves the cities of Rollingwood, Round Rock, Elgin, Jonestown, Manor, Bee Cave, Lago Vista, Sunset Valley, Lakeway, Creedmoor, Georgetown, Cedar Park, Leander, and San Marcos, Texas. Call today to speak with an attorney.