Firearm Theft in Mission, TX
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The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution says the right to bear arms shall not be infringed, which means their right to be owned is protected. However, firearms are some of the most heavily-regulated and watched items in America, and stealing them is treated with a similar level of seriousness and severity. Stealing a firearm is extremely serious, whether it’s done by coercion, breaking and entering, or any other method. If you are facing firearm theft charges, don’t hesitate to contact a skilled Mission criminal defense attorney as soon as possible!
Attorney Rene A. Flores has stood up for clients facing all sorts of theft crime charges, including those accused of stealing a firearm. Attorney Flores has tried cases on all sides of the courtroom, including as a Municipal Judge in Palmview, which can help him effectively craft an effective strategy. Attorney Flores understands the seriousness of your accusations and recognizes that you may be facing one of the most stressful and difficult times of your life. We make it our highest priority to care for your future, and we carefully analyze your case to effectively fight back so you can answer your charges confidently.
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Gun Theft Charges
According to Texas Penal Code § 31.03(e)(4)(C), stealing a firearm is considered a state jail felony.
- Texas gun crime charges can include the following penalties:
- Between six months and two years in state jail
- A $10,000 fine
- Possible probation
- Possible loss of rights to legally own or carry a firearm
Normally, a theft crime in the state of Texas is charged based on the value of property stolen at any given time. However, certain types of thefts are automatically escalated to higher levels if the property stolen is of a certain nature. Firearms are one such type of property.
However, if a firearm is stolen and used as a deadly weapon during the theft (whether or not it was actually fired does not matter), your charges will automatically be upgraded to a third-degree felony. That means your sentence will range between two and ten years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
With so much on the line, it’s important to defend yourself and clear your name quickly and effectively. Don’t try to stand up for your rights—put a powerful attorney on your side who can fight for you with experience and knowledge of criminal law.
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