How much time can I get for transporting illegal guns?
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.
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