Unlawful Transfer of Weapons in Texas

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An unlawful transfer of a weapon in sometimes referred to as a "straw purchase". When you have been charged with illegally transferring a weapon in Houston, Texas the best lawyer for you is an attorney who practices in criminal law. I am an experienced Houston weapons offense lawyer with more than 20+ years of experience as a criminal defense attorney and prosecutor. Working on both sides of the court room, I know how a prosecutor thinks and what a defense lawyer should say and should not say in the defense of his client.

Sec. 46.06. UNLAWFUL TRANSFER OF CERTAIN WEAPONS. (a) A person commits an offense if the person: (1) sells, rents, leases, loans, or gives a handgun to any person knowing that the person to whom the handgun is to be delivered intends to use it unlawfully or in the commission of an unlawful act; (2) intentionally or knowingly sells, rents, leases, or gives or offers to sell, rent, lease, or give to any child younger than 18 years of age any firearm, club, or location-restricted knife; (3) intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly sells a firearm or ammunition for a firearm to any person who is intoxicated; (4) knowingly sells a firearm or ammunition for a firearm to any person who has been convicted of a felony before the fifth anniversary of the later of the following dates: (A) the person's release from confinement following conviction of the felony; or (B) the person's release from supervision under community supervision, parole, or mandatory supervision following conviction of the felony; (5) sells, rents, leases, loans, or gives a handgun to any person knowing that an active protective order is directed to the person to whom the handgun is to be delivered; or (6) knowingly purchases, rents, leases, or receives as a loan or gift from another a handgun while an active protective order is directed to the actor... (d) An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor, except that an offense under Subsection (a)(2) is a state jail felony if the weapon that is the subject of the offense is a handgun.

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