Law Office of John L. Venza Jr. Weapons Offenses

Fort Bend Weapons Offenses Lawyer

Defending Clients WHo Are Facing Weapons Offenses Charges in Fort Bend County

Texas is a haven for many types of illegal weapons. Increasingly, I have seen a statewide crackdown on the possession and transport of those weapons. Given the harsh penalties available for a weapons crime conviction, it is in your best interest to hire dedicated legal representation to help you clear your name of the charges you now face. When you come to the Law Office of John L. Venza Jr., I can meet with you for a confidential consultation to discuss your concerns, listen to your side of the story, and help you begin working on a strategy for resolving the situation. With my years of experience as a criminal prosecutor, I know how to get results in the local courts and am ready to take action on your case immediately.

Have you been arrested for a weapon offense? Call the Law Office of John L. Venza Jr. today at (281) 817-8737 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with an experienced weapons offenses attorney in Fort Bend.

Types Of Weapon Offenses

There are a number of possible weapons offenses that you can be charged with in Texas:

  • Unlawful carrying of a weapon, handgun without a license, or certain types of knives
  • Unlawful carrying of a weapon by a license holder; bringing it into a bar, onto a school campus, or into any correctional facility
  • Unlawful possession of a firearm
  • Possession of a prohibited weapon, such as a short-barrel firearm, switchblade, brass knuckles, silencer, machine gun, explosive weapon, chemical-dispensing device, or armor-piercing ammunition
  • Transporting weapons

Is Weapon Offense a Misdemeanor Or Felony in Texas?

Even if you have a permit to carry a concealed handgun, you can still be charged with illegal possession of a handgun under certain circumstances. A weapons offense can be as simple as a Class A misdemeanor, for which you can go to jail for a year, or as serious as a first-degree felony, for which you can spend the rest of your life in prison.

Challenging the Search and Seizure of Illegal Weapons

Police often discover guns and other illegal weapons following vehicle searches, which may violate the rights of the vehicle occupants. Under the Fourth Amendment, citizens of the U.S. are legally secure against unreasonable search and seizure, and the law enforcement officer must have had a search warrant or probable cause to conduct the search. Often the key to defending a possession or transporting charge is to analyze the constitutional validity of the traffic stop. As a result of my in-depth knowledge of vehicle searches, I know how to highlight the flaws in the State's case and will work hard to have the evidence suppressed if at all possible. 

Contact a Skilled Weapons Offense Attorney Today

If you are facing weapons offenses charges in Fort Bend, Texas, my firm is here to help. My law firm works tirelessly to defend individuals against weapons-related charges, including possession, trafficking, and other criminal offenses. As a weapon offense attorney, I understand the serious consequences that these charges can bring, and that's why I am dedicated to providing you with the best legal representation possible while serving clients in Sugar Land and the rest of Fort Bend County. Should you have any further questions, please visit the FAQ page!

Contact the Law Office of John L. Venza Jr. today to get started on your defense with a skilled Fort Bend weapons offenses lawyer.

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