Unlawful Carrying Weapons

Unlawful Carrying Weapons Attorney in Fort Worth

Believe it or not most people charged with this offense had virtually no idea that they were breaking the law.  Generally, law abiding citizens will have a weapon for personal protection without the intention of ever using it.  Young people will go to a flea market and buy a club or a knife without knowing the law.  It just doesn’t seem fair to charge these people


            A person unlawfully carries a weapon when:

                        The person;

                        Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly;


                        On or about his person; and

                        A handgun, illegal knife, or club.


                        The person;

                        Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly;


                        A handgun;

                        On or about his person;

                        In a motor vehicle or watercraft; and

And any of the following:

The handgun is in plain view (not applicable to concealed carry holders when firearm is in a shoulder or belt holster);

the person is engaged in criminal activity;

the person is prohibited form possessing a firearm; or

a member of a criminal street gang. 

Unlawful carrying weapons is listed in section 46.02 of the Texas Penal Code. 

Illegal Knife

An illegal knife is a knife with a blade over five and half inches, a throwing knife, dagger, dirk, stiletto, poniard, bowie knife, sword, or spear.


Believe it or not club has a legal definition.  A club is an instrument that is specifically designed, made, or adapted for the purpose of inflicting serious bodily injury or death by striking a person with the instrument and includes but is not limited to a blackjack, nightstick, mace, or tomahawk.

I Can Help With An Unlawful Carrying Of Firearms Case

When people ask me what I do, I always say I fight to keep mistakes from ruining the rest of your life.  If you or are loved one have been arrested for a controlled substance offense, and would like to consult with an Fort Worth criminal defense attorney familiar with theft of property valued  between $50 to $500, call 817-231-0023.  The sooner you contact a defense attorney, the easier it will be to gather evidence, and develop a strategy to achieve the best outcome. 

Attorneys at the Law Office of Brian J. Newman are highly effective. I was accused of a crime, but I never had to attend court as the charges were dismissed thanks to my attorney's effort. I was worried sick because I did not know anybody who could confirm my location, but my lawyer was able to prove my innocence

- Pete.




I was wrongfully accused of DWI, and I can only say that reaching out to the Law Office of Brian J. Newman for help was the best decision I ever made. My lawyer helped me navigate my legal troubles reliably and thoroughly. Thanks to his effort, I have a criminal-free record because he properly defended me. I recommend this law firm to anyone, anytime

- Drake.


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