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San Antonio Weapons Offense Attorneys

Defending Against Serious Firearm Charges in Texas

According to the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, all American citizens have the right to bear arms. Unfortunately, because there can be distinctions between state gun laws and federal gun laws, many people become quickly confused about what is legal in different locations. Too often, completely innocent people can make a major mistake just by crossing over an invisible boundary.

In an effort to try to halt mass shootings, many police officers have overzealously used defendants as scapegoat for gun violence, even if the arrest or accusation was a mistake. Our San Antonio firearm offense attorneys at The Law Office of Derek S. Ritchie, PLLC are ready to support you from the beginning of your case to its end.

Contact us now at (210) 702-2203 to schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss your charges.

Types of Gun Crimes in Texas

People who live outside Texas often assume that the laws regarding guns are very relaxed, but this could not be further from the truth. There are many other laws aside from our concealed and carry law that requires licensed handgun owners to conceal their weapons.

Some of the common examples of firearm crimes we have successfully defended include those involving:

  • Illegally carrying a firearm
  • Possessing or registering a weapon, firearm, or gun which is not registered
  • Possessing a weapon or gun which has been prohibited
  • Being a convicted felon and then either discharging or carrying a firearm
  • Disobeying the conceal and carry laws

Penalties for Gun Crimes in Texas

When it comes to consequences for a firearm-related conviction, punishment is dependent on whether you were charged with a felony or a misdemeanor. For example, misdemeanors, while still serious, have much shorter sentences and less costly fines. A Class A misdemeanor could result in $4,000 in fines with one year in jail. However, a third-degree felony could result in a $10,000 fine with 10 years in prison. This is why it is important to have an experience firearm defense lawyer in San Antonio on your side, fighting for your rights.

Combatting Bias Against Firearms

Government officials are more and more thorough on the way gun offenses are treated. What this means is that the court often rules against the defendant. You cannot allow this bias cost you your freedom, or place an unbearable financial burden on you and your family for years to come. Let The Law Office of Derek S. Ritchie, PLLC support you with an aggressive criminal defense.

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