Weapons Charges Facing Criminal Charges? Protect Your Freedom Before Time Runs Out

San Antonio Weapons Charges Defense Attorneys

Fighting for Your Freedom & Future

Unlike many other states, Texas has favorable laws regarding guns. Any Texan over the age of 18 can own a gun provided that he or she is not a felon. As of a few years ago, you can openly carry a gun in Texas as long as you have a concealed handgun license. Despite these advantages, if you violate any of the state’s weapon laws, you may find yourself arrested and facing criminal charges. At Smith & Vinson Law Firm, we are thoroughly versed in all of the fine print of Texas law. If you are facing a weapons charge, we have the knowledge and resources you need.

Contact Smith & Vinson Law Firm at } today to schedule a consultation with our San Antonio weapons charges defense lawyers.

Our Weapons Charge Defense Lawyers Are Ready to Help

We handle all types of weapon charges, including:

  • Illegal possession or carrying of a weapon, which includes unlawful possession, a felon in possession, and unlawful possession in a weapons-free zone
  • Illegally selling of a weapon
  • Improper discharge of a weapon
  • Use of a weapon during the commission of a crime
  • Threat with a deadly weapon
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Aggravated assault

We urge you to bring your case to our San Antonio weapons charge lawyers to learn your legal options and to let us fight back in your defense.

Potential Penalties

The penalties for weapons charges are based on several factors, including the type of weapon, whether it was being used or just carried, and whether other crimes were involved in the incident. These factors will all influence the penalties you will face.

Examples of weapons charges include:

  • A Class A misdemeanor for the possession of a switchblade or brass knuckles
  • A third-degree felony for the possession of any other outlawed weapon
  • A Class A misdemeanor for selling a gun to a felon or underage individual
  • A Class C misdemeanor for leaving a loaded gun in a place where a child may find it
  • A Class A misdemeanor for carrying without a valid license
  • A third-degree felony for carrying at a school, court, racetrack, or polling place on an election day
  • A Class A misdemeanor for carrying at a church, hospital, government meeting, amusement park, or sporting event
  • A Class B misdemeanor for firing a gun in public. This is elevated to a Class A misdemeanor when it is done in a city with a population of 100,000 or more
  • A first-degree felony for using a gun during the commission of a crime, regardless of whether it is fired or not

Under our Constitution, we are guaranteed the right to bear arms – but this right has limitations per state law for the protection and safety of the public. Therefore, if you are found violating these state-mandated restrictions, you will need a tough attorney who knows your rights and how to aggressively defend them in court. Our San Antonio criminal defense attorneys are trial-tested and ready to stand up for you.

Contact our office for a free initial consultation. Call the firm today at (210) 960-9557.

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  • Attorney Brad Vinson was informative, professional yet sympathetic with his approach to my case. Mr. Vinson was open to opinion and ensured that all legal avenues were considered and addressed before presenting a course of action.
    - Michael
  • Having no background in law and finding myself in a situation that left me feeling extremely vulnerable, I felt quickly at ease in their care. They were very reasonable with my situation and helped work around my needs by providing me with the most support
    - Andrew
  • They handled my case incredibly well and warned me on the possible negative outcomes, overall completely satisfied me through the whole process.
    - Elmer Marqueiz
  • Very professional, on time and educates you along the whole process. I had a lot to lose and you guys gave it all back to me and finally represented what true Justice is here in America.
    - Manuel R.

    A Proven Track Record

    Check Out Our Recent Case Results
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      Our client left 6 th Street at 2:00 AM after celebrating an anniversary and fell asleep at the wheel. He was arrested for DWI at 4:30 AM and blew a .138 on the breathalyzer. The Prosecutor was initially unwilling to negotiate, but we found favorable evidence on the dash cam video, which lead us to question the validity of our client’s consent to take a breathalyzer test.

    • No Charges Filed Sexual Assault Investigation

      Our client was a UT student who was accused of sexual assault. He came to our firm extremely scared about his future both with the university and within the criminal justice system. With our firm's help, he was able to show that his accuser was not credible. Smith and Vinson put together a defense that law enforcement recognized as credible evidence of his innocence and not to file charges which changed the course of our client's life.

    • Felony Rejected Pre-Indictment Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Interference with a 911 Call

      Our client’s girlfriend’s car was being repossessed. Our client had belongings in the car, including his work equipment and his firearm. Our client attempted to get his belongings out of the car before it was being towed away. The tow driver accused our client of threatening him with the gun our client was retrieving while he was on 911 with the police.

    • Cases Dismissed Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Misdemeanor Assault with Bodily Injury

      Our client was accused of attacking another man on two separate occasions, once with his hands and once with a knife in our client’s home. Our client had told the man to stay away from his family because the man had made romantic advances toward his wife, but the man persisted.

    • Dismissed Possession of Controlled Substance

      Our client was pulled over for expired registration. Police smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle and conducted a probable cause search. Police found marijuana and pills containing a controlled substance, and the State charged our client with a felony. Our client was already facing multiple misdemeanor charges in another county.

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