Federal Firearm Offenses in Houston
Representation for Federal Weapon Charges
Firearm offenses prosecuted at the federal level may involve various criminal allegations. Regardless of the specific charge, federal crimes are extremely serious and often subject the accused to lengthy investigations, aggressive prosecution, and more severe penalties. These allegations may arise as a direct result of an individual violating federal firearm laws or in conjunction with other serious crimes that were committed with the use of a weapon.
Common federal firearm charges include:
- Unlawful possession of a firearm, including felon in possession
- Importing, exporting, or trafficking of firearms across state lines
- Production of certain weapons or explosives
- Violent crimes involving the use or discharge of a firearm
- Sale or distribution of firearms across state lines
- Fraudulently obtaining permits to purchase or use firearms
Local, state, and federal firearm laws can vary, which is why it is essential to work with an experienced Houston criminal defense lawyer equipped with the skills to handle any challenges that arise. Skilled in state and federal courts and experienced in protecting clients’ rights during federal investigations, Billy Skinner provides clients with the seasoned representation they need to protect their freedoms and futures.
Speak with a Houston Federal Crime Lawyer
As with most federal crime cases, cases involving federal weapon charges are often handled by several government agencies—including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)—that pool their resources in order to make arrests and gain convictions. Attorney Billy Skinner and our team of Houston defense attorneys understand the elevated stakes of federal cases, and we work zealously to defend clients against life-altering penalties. If you or your loved one stands accused of a federal firearm offense in Houston or any of the surrounding communities of Texas, do not hesitate to reach out to a member of our legal team for more information about your charges and defense. Call (713) 600-7777 for a consultation today with a member of our firm