I represent clients charged with all Texas weapons violations, including:
When you have been arrested for the unlawful carrying of a handgun by a license holder then you need to hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer who can provide the best legal defense for a weapons charge.
It is a class A misdemeanor to provide a firearm to an intoxicated person or a person who you know is going to commit a crime. It is also unlawful to provide a firearm to a person who has been convicted of a felony before five years passed since their release from probation, prison or parole, any person who is subject to a protective order.
However, it is a State Jail Felony to sell a firearm to a person under 18 years of age without the consent of a parent or legal guardian.
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.