Fort Worth Weapon Charges Attorney Tarrant County | DFW Airport Gun Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been arrested or charged with carrying an illegal weapon, like a gun through security at DFW Airport, you will need to retain an experienced criminal defense attorney who understands firearms laws, One who can obtain the best possible results for gun and weapons related charges.
Most passengers who carry a gun or prohibited item through DFW Airport Security do so inadvertently and without any ill intent. In the vast majority of these incidents, it is simply an honest mistake and the individual did not intend to violate the law. However, Texas laws on Unlawful Carrying a Weapon in a place where weapons are prohibited can be severe. Criminal charges can range from a Class A Misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in jail and a fine of up to $4,000 up to a 3rd Degree Felony punishable by 2 to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
Our goal in every DFW Airport Weapons case is to fully investigate every aspect of the case, develop an effective and aggressive defense strategy, and achieve the best possible outcome for your case. If you or a loved one has been charged with carrying a gun or prohibited weapon through DFW Airport Security, call the Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy at 817-605-1010 immediately to thoroughly discuss your legal rights and prepare an effective defense for a weapons charge.
Even if you possess a Texas Concealed Handgun License, this does not exempt you from being arrested and charged with the felony offense of Places Weapons Prohibited if you mistakenly carry a firearm through security at DFW Airport. In addition, you will be required to immediately surrender your Texas CHL license upon your arrest. You may also risk the loss of your CHL license if the charges are not dismissed or if you are not acquitted of the charges. Furthermore, if you are convicted or placed on probation for a weapons offense, you may never be able to apply for a CHL license or could be prohibited from possessing a firearm in the future.
DFW Airport Jail Release
If a friend or loved one has been arrested for carrying a firearm through security at DFW Airport, they will be arrested by the DFW Airport Department of Public Safety and detained at the DFW Airport Jail. Unfortunately, there is not a judge or magistrate that is on duty at the jail to set a bond and generally a judge from the Grapevine Municipal Court will arraign and set bond on the day following an arrest.
If the arrest occurred over the weekend, the delay in setting a bond and being released from jail could be more than 24 hours. The Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy can assist you in obtaining a “writ” from a Tarrant County District Court Judge or Magistrate that will order the DFW Department of Public Safety to release your friend or loved one immediately.
If a bond amount has been set, we can help you with the process of securing a bail bond or recommend a reputable bail bond company to secure release from the DFW Airport Jail as soon as possible.
If a friend or loved one is currently detained in the DFW Airport Jail, contact the Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy immediately at 817-605-1010 to expedite the process of jail release.
Civil Penalties from the Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Safety Administration has the authority to impose a fine for carrying prohibited items through DFW airport security such as firearms, ammunition and other explosives, incendiaries including larger amounts of self-defense spray, and certain dangerous knives. If you are arrested for Unlawful Carrying a Weapon or Places Weapons Prohibited for charges arising out of carrying a firearm through TSA security at DFW Airport, you will also face a civil fine or penalty by the Transportation Safety Administration. Attorney Jeff C. Kennedy is very familiar with the TSA attorneys who prosecute these civil penalties and has favorably negotiated dozens of TSA Civil Penalties without the need for a formal hearing.
Experienced Fort Worth Weapon Charges Attorney
If you are facing Weapon charges in Tarrant County, a fundamental key to an effective defense is to hire an experienced criminal lawyer to represent you. Criminal Defense Attorney Jeff C. Kennedy understands Texas and Federal Firearms laws firsthand and is one of the most experienced criminal attorneys in Tarrant County in regard to firearms. Jeff is an avid big game hunter himself who travels to destinations around the world each year with firearms. In addition to being a Life Member of the National Rifle Association, Jeff is a Life Member of Safari Club International, serves on the Board of Directors of Safari Club International and is the current President of the North Texas Chapter of Safari Club International.
Tarrant County Weapon Charges Lawyer
Criminal Lawyer Jeff C. Kennedy has over 18 years of experience representing clients charged or under investigation for weapons related offenses and has routinely obtained favorable results for clients charged with the following offenses:
- Unlawful Carrying Weapons
- Unlawful Carrying Weapons—Places Weapons Prohibited
- Unlawful Carrying of Handgun by License Holder
- Unlawful Possession of a Firearm
- Unlawful Transfer of Weapons
- Unlawful Transfer of Weapons
- Components of Explosives
- Making a Firearm Accessible to a Child
- Firearm Smuggling
- Hoax Bombs
- Possession of a Prohibited Weapon
Contact weapons defense attorney Jeff C. Kennedy at 817-605-1010 for a free consultation to discuss the specific facts of your case.