Theft of Firearm

Theft of a Firearm & Possession of a Stolen Firearm 

Under Texas Penal Code 31.03(e)(4), theft of a firearm or possession of a stolen firearm is punishable as a State Jail Felony; the relevant Texas Penal code provision is the Theft statute.

Sec. 31.03. THEFT.

(a) A person commits an offense if he unlawfully appropriates property with intent to deprive the owner of property.

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(e)(4)(C) An offense under this section is a state jail felony if the property stolen is a firearm.

Defending weapon crimes requires dynamic tactics

So how do we defend these cases? Sometimes that means showing you did not know, or did not have reason to know, the firearm was stolen. Without that you could not have an intent to deprive – so there’s no theft. ALWAYS be careful where you acquire your firearms…just because you did not steal it, does not necessarily mean you cannot be charged with theft of a firearm. Just don’t take for granted, they can convict you. Every case is different (obviously), but with LeGrande Law on your side, we will relentlessly fight your case, regardless of the situation.

Charged with…

Theft of a Firearm?

Possession of a Stolen Firearm?



Experienced Houston Criminal Defense Attorney For Weapon Crimes

Facing an approaching court appearance with the possibility of jail time and fines, on your own, isn’t a good predicament to be in.

Having an aggressive, smart lawyer on your side, who is ready to go to trial on your behalf, if need be, can make all the difference necessary to have you leaving the Harris County courthouse with a smile on your face, instead of handcuffs on your wrists.

Call Houston criminal defense attorney Tristan LeGrande to schedule a consultation at 281-684-3500, or click here to get in touch.



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