Concealed Carry Permits in Texas
Speak to Our Richmond Lawyers if You Are Eligible to Carry a Handgun
Under Texas law and tradition, eligible citizens over the age of 21 may be eligible to carry a concealed weapon. Except where expressly forbidden, such as schools and churches, it is legal and common to carry a handgun into a grocery store, a movie theater, a bus, or anywhere else.
To learn more about your rights under Texas law, contact our Richmond concealed carry attorneys at The Law Office of Larry P. McDougal.
Advocating for Gun Owners in the Face of Criminal Charges
There is a downside to the safety and security of the concealed carry law. If you were forced to draw your weapon or fire it, you may suddenly be facing criminal charges. If you are accused of a separate crime, merely possessing a weapon may upgrade that offense to a more serious felony charge.
The Law Office of Larry P. McDougal advocates for gun owners who find themselves on the wrong side of the concealed carry law. Attorney Larry P. McDougal Sr. uses his law enforcement background and more than 37 years of criminal defense experience to fight the charges or mitigate their impact. We represent clients throughout Fort Bend County in all weapons-related matters.
Richmond Criminal Defense Lawyers for Crimes Involving Concealed Handguns
The intent of the concealed carry law is to be able to use a firearm to:
- Protect yourself
- Protect another person
- Protect your property
Even if you are following the above, the county prosecutor may not see it that way. Our Richmond criminal defense lawyers have represented clients accused of murder, illegal discharge of a weapon, and other criminal charges. Once you take your legally permitted weapon out of its holster, the burden of proof shifts and you may have to defend your actions in a court of law.
Even if you are caught with a gun in your car and accused of committing any crime other than a traffic offense, you may be charged with violating Texas weapons law. For example, our firm represented a young man accused of operating an unauthorized fireworks stand. Because police found a gun in his car, he was charged with a Class A weapon offense instead of a simple Class C misdemeanor.
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No matter how outrageous or overblown the charges may seem, legal representation is critical because of the serious ramifications of any criminal charge. If convicted, you might face not only jail and a criminal record, but the forfeiture of your right to own firearms or carry a concealed gun. Larry P. McDougal Sr. is a former police officer, deputy sheriff, and prosecuting attorney who knows the law from both sides. He can assert your rights and provide a strong defense against weapon charges.