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Unlawful Carrying of Handgun by License Holder

As the Lone Star State, Texas is famous for its cowboy culture. However, as a licensed gun owner, you can still be charged with a crime in Texas for carrying your gun in certain contexts. 

Criminal charges of any kind are serious and have the potential to go on your permanent record, possibly impacting your prospects for employment or renting an apartment, along with a host of other negative effects. 

Because of this, if you find yourself facing a charge for unlawful carrying of a gun by a license holder in Texas, you need the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney if you’re going to fight back and clear your name. Read on to learn more about these charges and what they can mean for you. 

Charges Related to Unlawful Carrying of a Handgun by License Holder in Texas

Lawful gun owners in Texas may know that unlawful carry of a weapon, otherwise known as UCW, is a misdemeanor charge that people without the proper license to carry can be charged with. 

However, it’s important to remember that even licensed gun owners can be slapped with a UCW charge if they carry their gun in the wrong context. 

Section 46.035 of the Texas Penal Code is a law that restricts the time and place of individuals with a gun license to carry. 

For example, under this law, licensed gun owners are prohibited from displaying a handgun in a public place “in plain view of another person,” unless the gun is holstered to the shoulder or belt. 

However, there are also gun no-tolerance zones in which licensed gun carriers can be arrested for displaying a gun even if it is holstered. 

Some of these locations include:

  • On the campus of an institution of higher education
  • High school campuses
  • Bars or other businesses that get more than half of their revenue from sales of alcohol
  • Hospitals
  • Government meetings
  • Churches
  • Amusement parks

It’s also important to note that it’s illegal to carry a gun in the commission of a crime in a setting where it would otherwise be legal. 

Finally, with respect to colleges and universities, gun owners are advised that although it’s legal to carry a gun in dorms and certain other places on campus, open carry is prohibited and could lead to legal troubles. 

If you’ve been charged with a UCW crime and you’re a licensed gun owner, it’s important to speak to a gun charge attorney as soon as possible to avoid the consequences of a conviction. 

Contact a Criminal Defense Lawyer

Need to speak to a lawyer? A criminal defense attorney with The Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy can help provide you with the robust legal defense you need. 

Call us at 817-605-1010 or fill out the form on our website to schedule a consultation. 

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