For many crimes in Texas, the presence of a firearm or other weapon during the alleged commission of the crime can cause the criminal charges you face to be enhanced to a more serious crime.
While weapons charges are certainly serious when they are handled at the state level, the situation becomes even more so when federal agencies and prosecutors get involved. Entities like the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) often spend months investigating instances of suspected weapons trafficking, smuggling, or stockpiling before any arrests are made. Investigations by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) could also result in federal weapons charges, in addition to federal drug charges.
At AVR Law Firm, we are fully equipped to help you defend against weapons charges filed in federal or state court. We understand that a conviction on federal charges can lead to extremely severe penalties, and we have the tools and resources to assist you in securing a favorable outcome.
If you have been charged with a crime related to weapons, you may face serious criminal penalties including prison time. It is imperative that you speak with a lawyer whenever you have been accused of a violent crime.
Talking to law enforcement without a lawyer present means that there is no one on your side making sure your rights are protected. You may be misled into saying something incriminating to police if you do not have an attorney present during police questioning.
The experienced team of professionals at A. Vega Rubio Law know what to expect when it comes to weapons charges and we can help you prepare the best defense possible against these charges.