Carrollton Gun Lawyer
Unlawful carrying of a weapon (UCW) is a serious offense, if you are stopped and searched by the police and are discovered to have a weapon you are not authorized to carry you will face this allegation. Weapons can be any type of gun, an illegal knife, or a club or other. Offenses of this nature usually should be treated as a class A misdemeanor, however on a licensed premises that serves alcohol this will usually be a felony grade crime.
If you are accused of this offense in the North Texas or Carrollton area contact The Goolsby Law Firm for help. With two decades of experience criminal defense lawyer Mike Goolsby has the expertise and knowledge you need to defend yourself. As a former trial attorney with the Carrollton condition attorney’s office he knows exactly how the criminal court system works in this area from both sides. This knowledge will be used to defend you if you are facing a charge of unlawful carrying of a weapon.
The penalties in Texas for this offense can be very severe. A class A misdemeanor can have very long-lasting and potentially devastating effects on your life. A felony conviction is even more difficult and any criminal record can make life more challenging for a long period after any other requirements of your sentence have been fulfilled. Gun ownership, employment prospects, ability to rent property, get finance, hold certain professional licenses, will all be adversely affected. In addition to this your criminal record will be available in the public domain for any potential employers or business partners to review.
Whilst Texas may have some of the most lenient gun laws, any transgression of these laws will be treated extremely harshly by the courts. An accusation of unlawful carrying of a weapon is not the end, there are many defenses you can make against this type of charge. Criminal defense attorney Mike Goolsby believes the state must be made to prove any accusations against you to the fullest extent possible. By reviewing evidence collected against you and aspects of any search and seizure of property and other matters he will explore every possible avenue to defend you and challenge this charge.
If you are questioned by the police you are entitled to have your attorney present. You may be tempted to use the services of the public defender, however they are not often able to give your case the concentration it deserves due to their heavy caseload. You should make sure you protect your lifestyle and liberty by having effective representation during this period. With experience trial attorney and criminal defense lawyer Mike Goolsby by your side it can often lessen the seriousness of the charges filed, and even if they are filed in the first place.
If you have been charged with unlawful carrying a weapon in the Carrollton area contact The Goolsby Law Firm to schedule a completely free initial consultation today. You can be assured of a professional and sensitive treatment of your situation, as well as the strongest case possible being built for you. Complete confidentiality and discretion is assured at all times.