Unlawful Carry/Weapons Charges Defense Lawyer in Sugar Land and Fort Bend County, Texas
UNLAWFUL CARRY WEAPONS
It is unlawful to possess or carry many types of weapons in Texas. Under the unlawful carrying of weapons statute, it is a misdemeanor for someone to carry or possess an unlicensed handgun, an illegal knife or a club. An illegal knife is defined as a single-edged knife with a blade length in excess of 5 ½ inches, a double-edged knife of any length, a sword or a spear. A club is defined as anything made or adapted to strike someone and cause serious injury. Under the prohibited weapons statute, a person cannot possess, among other things, an explosive device, a machine gun, a short-barreled firearm or a switchblade knife. Since 1995, Texas law has allowed an individual to carry a handgun so long as the person obtains a permit, conceals the gun and does not carry it into bars, schools, churches, hospitals, or other sensitive locations.