State and Federal Gun Crimes

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Texas laws clearly defines who may carry a concealed weapon and the situations and circumstances where carrying firearms is illegal. Texas gun carry law and the state’s gun permit law makes it unlawful for certain individuals to be in possession of a firearm. When is it legal to carry a gun in Texas?

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Manufacturing and Selling Firearms Without a License

Generally A person has to obtain a license as a federal firearms dealer if he/she is engaged in the business of selling firearms, see an experienced firearms attorney.  Title 18 U.S. Code §921 contains various definitions of engaging the business of selling / being a...

Gun Restrictions: How You Can Get Into Trouble

Gun restrictions in Texas are less stringent than in other parts of the U.S., but the Lone Star State does follow federal law, so it's not exactly the Wild West. While gun owners can breathe a sigh of relief when living or traveling through our region, they do have to...

Weapon Sales: How to Know When You’ve Committed a Crime

Responsible weapon sales are critical in ensuring deadly weapons do not get into the hands of the wrong people. But while there are rules and regulations a licensed dealer must adhere to, there are very few criminal cases brought against those who follow, or attempt...

In Texas, What Happens If You Carry A Gun Without a License?

Gun laws can vary from state to state, so the simple act of figuring out whether you're breaking the law can be a confusing one. Texas has some of the more lenient laws, but that doesn't mean it's free from restrictions. To grasp what those restrictions are, let's...

Weapons Crimes in Federal Court

A person who buys and sells weapons (operable firearms) is subject to obtaining a license as a federal firearms dealer if he/she is engaged in the business of selling firearms. Title 18 U.S. Code §921 contains various definitions of engaging the business...

Engaging in Organized Crime

Legal Guide Engaging in Organized Criminal ActivityEngaging in organized crime’ and criminal activity is a steep legal charge, which is generally utilized when a group works in sync to commit a crime. In lay language when criminal activity is conducted in a rather...

Weapons Charges

Federal Firearm & Weapons Charges Federal firearms laws provide severe penalties for improper firearms use or possession. For example, possession of firearms by convicted felons or drug users can provide punishments of up to ten years imprisonment.  In fact, many...

Drug Trafficking – Federal Cases

Drug Trafficking Federal CasesOVERVIEW OF DRUG TRAFFICKING PROSECUTIONS IN FEDERAL COURT By John Teakell, Attorney-at-Law Dallas, TX I. IntroductionTraditionally, cases prosecuted in federal court were either larger, complex drug trafficking cases, or white-collar...

Drug Possession

Drug PossessionThere is a fine legal line between drug possession charges and possession with intent to distribute, or PWID, (narcotics including heroin, cocaine, methampetamines and marijuana). These determining factors usually lie in: a) manner the drug is stored,...