Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon in Texas
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When you have been charged with unlawfully carrying a weapon in Houston,
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Sec. 46.02. UNLAWFUL CARRYING WEAPONS. (a) A person commits an offense if the person intentionally, knowingly, or
recklessly carries on or about his or her person a handgun, illegal knife,
or club if the person is not:
(1) on the person's own premises or premises under the person's control; or
(2) inside of or directly en route to a motor vehicle or watercraft that is
owned by the person or under the person's control.
(a-1) A person commits an offense if the person intentionally, knowingly, or
recklessly carries on or about his or her person a handgun in a motor
vehicle or watercraft that is owned by the person or under the person's
control at any time in which:
(1) the handgun is in plain view; or
(2) the person is:
(A) engaged in criminal activity, other than a Class C misdemeanor that is
a violation of a law or ordinance regulating traffic or boating;
(B) prohibited by law from possessing a firearm; or
(C) a member of a criminal street gang.
(b) Except as provided by Subsection (c), an offense under this section is
a Class A misdemeanor.
(c) An offense under this section is a felony of the third degree if the offense
is committed on any premises licensed or issued a permit by this state
for the sale of alcoholic beverages.
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