Weapons & Gun Charges Versus Your Rights Under Texas Law
Although Texas has liberal gun laws, your right to possess weapons can be jeopardized if you are accused of domestic assault or convicted of certain crimes. It is important to consult an experienced attorney who can protect your rights and freedom.
The criminal defense attorneys of The Law Office of Larry McDougal handle all types of gun crimes and weapon-related charges. We also defend clients who stand to lose their concealed handgun permit or their right to own firearms at all.
Fort Bend County Gun Crimes Law Firm
Our founding attorney, Larry P. McDougal Sr. formerly served as a police officer and a deputy sheriff and has practiced law for more than 37 years. He is not only an effective criminal defense lawyer but a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment. He understands that it would be a crushing blow to many clients to lose their gun rights — no hunting, no shooting range, no gun to defend one’s family and property.
Our legal team has handled all types of firearm offenses and legal proceedings affecting gun rights, including:
- Felon in possession of a firearm
- Possessing a weapon after a domestic violence conviction
- Concealed carry violations
- Possessing illegal weapons
- Brandishing or discharging a firearm
- Using a weapon in self-defense
- Use of a weapon in a robbery, assault or drug crime
Despite your right to defend yourself or others, if you draw your weapon and pull the trigger, the district attorney will seek an indictment and make you prove that it was self-defense. We recently represented a man on trial for murder because he fired upon an assailant, but inadvertently killed another person behind the attacker.
The Lawyer That Law Enforcement Turns To...
Many law enforcement officers throughout the state of Texas have hired Larry P. McDougal Sr. to represent them after they were forced to use deadly force in the line of duty. It is no different if you use deadly force to defend yourself or another. You must prove that it was self-defense.
A strong defense is especially important in domestic abuse cases because your gun rights can be suspended upon an “affirmative finding” of domestic violence even if you are not convicted of any crime.