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Facing Weapon-Related 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.

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.

Contact Smith & Vinson Law Firm at (210) 960-9557 today.

When You Need a Weapon License

In certain circumstances, you will not need to obtain a license, such as carrying a gun in your home or carrying one to your car in order to transport it. In almost all other situations, however, you will need to obtain a license in order to carry it. Under Texas law, a weapon includes not only firearms but knives that have blades more than 5 ½ inches long and clubs.

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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    “They handle my case incredibly well and warned me on the possible negative outcomes, overall completely satisfied me through the whole process. ”

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    “A civil issue arose in Austin with a family member. We sought the advice of a well named Austin attorney. This unnamed attorney provided egregious legal advice. In court, a lifetime civil injunction was ruled by the judge on this non-criminal civil issue. Once learning of this judgement we immediately started looking for another attorney and found Brad Vinson, with Smith and Vinson. Simply put, Brad had this entire debacle reversed and a new judgement set for what is customarily ruled in similar cases. It didn't take long either. I only wish we had called Brad first. He's a real lawyer!”

    David

  • 5 Stars in making me feel like a top priority!

    “Jarrod Smith of Smith and Vinson Law Firm provided me with the best service I could have possibly asked for. 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 in providing me the most support and information on how to best handle my case. I'd recommend this firm to anyone seeking help with a traffic violation of any kind. I feel that if it weren't for them I would have been heavily misguided and probably would not have made it through the system with the best possible outcome for me. 5 Stars for their service, generosity, and in making me feel like a top priority!”

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    “I am grateful for the representation both men have provided me and without hesitation, I would speak volumes of their service. Thank you so much!”

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    “I would love to add my thanks and heart felt appreciation for the help that your law firm provided me. Before I met you guys my situation looked very bleak and quite honestly your dedication to my case really carried over this past year and the reward was not only one felony dismissal but two. Thank you from the Ramirez family, I will always be great full and you guys have earned a spot in my family. For anyone reading, this firm is second to NONE, they know what there talking about and do exactly what they promise to do. Very professional, on time and and educate you along the whole process. I had alot to lose and you guys gave it all back to me and finally represented what true Justice is here in America. God bless you both and God bless your firm”

    Manuel R.

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