Firearm Crimes Defense
Firearm crimes, such as illegally possessing a firearm or unlawful use of a firearm, can have severe consequences in the state of Texas, including imprisonment, fines, and a criminal record. If you have been accused of a firearm crime in Texas, it is crucial to seek the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney.
Several defenses may be available to individuals charged with firearm crimes in Texas. One defense is that the individual did not know they possessed a firearm. This can occur if the firearm was planted on the individual without their knowledge or if the individual was given the firearm without realizing what it was.
Another defense is that the individual acted in self-defense or in defense of others. In Texas, individuals are allowed to use deadly force in certain situations to protect themselves or others from imminent danger. If the individual can demonstrate that they were acting in self-defense or in defense of others, they may be able to have the charges against them dismissed.
It is also possible to defend against firearm crimes by challenging the legality of the search and seizure that led to the discovery of the firearm. If law enforcement violated the individual’s Fourth Amendment rights during the search and seizure, the evidence obtained might be deemed inadmissible in court.
If you have been accused of a firearm crime in Texas, it is essential to seek the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney. The Altgelt Law Firm can help you understand your legal options and develop a defense strategy to protect your rights and freedom. Call us now (956) 725-4400.