If you’re facing an unlawful possession of a firearm charge, you need an aggressive Dallas unlawful possession of a firearm lawyer who can effectively defend your rights as well as make sure you understand all your legal options.

A person who has been convicted of a felony (or of assault family/domestic violence) commits Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (also known as Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon) if they possess a firearm before the fifth anniversary of the person’s release from confinement/supervision under probation or parole – whichever is later. After five years, a felon can only possess a firearm where they live (possessing a firearm away from home – even after the five years – is also Unlawful Possession of a Firearm).

See: Texas Penal Code 46.04


Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon is a third degree felony with a possible punishment range of 2-10 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by someone previously convicted of assault family/domestic violence is a class A misdemeanor (with a possible punishment range of up to 1 year in jail and up to a $4,000 fine).

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As a Dallas unlawful possession of a firearm lawyer, Mike Howard has handled many weapons cases and gotten positive results for his clients. Mr. Howard is successful because he is always well prepared – he conducts both an extensive investigation of the case as well as exhaustive legal research. When the evidence is stacked against his clients, Mike Howard is often able to get his clients great deals. Mike Howard has built his law practice on a reputation for dedicated, thorough criminal defense representation. Both the judges Mike Howard practices in front of and the prosecutors who he argues against know him as an ethical but aggressive advocate who works hard to protect his clients’ legal rights.

A phone call to The Law Office Of Mike Howard is the first step you need to take to get your case on the right track. A member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and the Dallas Bar Association, Mr. Howard and his extraordinary staff bring the experience, knowledge, and tenacity you need to get you the right outcome in your case. Our goal is to resolve your case in a way that not only minimizes the criminal consequences of the charges you’re facing, but to clear your name and your record so that a mistake or unfounded accusation doesn’t haunt you throughout your life. All it takes is a simple phone call to schedule your consultation at our convenient location, and you’ll have a devoted advocate ready and willing to fight for you!

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While you don’t want to rush finding the right lawyer, you cannot sit back and wait. From the moment of arrest, the clock is ticking. Right away you need someone to protect your rights and steer you on the right path. You need solid legal advice based on hard-earned experience so you don’t make common mistakes. You need to thoroughly understand your options. If you wait weeks or months until your first court setting, you may loose valuable opportunities to help yourself and your case. Don’t wait, call us now.

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