When you have been arrested for gun smuggling then you need to hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer who can provide the best legal defense for a weapons charge.

If you are being paid to move illegal guns, then you could be guilty of gun smuggling. If the transaction involves more than two guns, then it is a second-degree felony which means if convicted then you could get a minimum of two years up to twenty years in the Texas Department of Corrections and up to a fine of $10,000.00. If you are caught moving only one or two illegal guns, then you could be convicted of a third-degree felony which lowers the maximum sentence to ten years.

Sec. 46.14. FIREARM SMUGGLING. (a) A person commits an offense if the person knowingly engages in the business of transporting or transferring a firearm that the person knows was acquired in violation of the laws of any state or of the United States. For purposes of this subsection, a person is considered to engage in the business of transporting or transferring a firearm if the person engages in that conduct: (1) on more than one occasion; or (2) for profit or any other form of remuneration. (b) An offense under this section is a felony of the third degree, unless it is shown on the trial of the offense that the offense was committed with respect to three or more firearms in a single criminal episode, in which event the offense is a felony of the second degree.