Weapons charge in Houston

Weapons Offense


Defending Texans Against Weapons Charges

The laws surrounding weapons possession in Texas are complex and constantly subject to change. The governing statutes seem to change with each new legislative session. Knowing the difference between legal and illegal weapons possession can make all the difference when it comes to facing serious criminal charges.

Steve Shellist has represented individuals facing weapons offense charges for a wide range of conduct.  Although weapons offenses can arise out of numerous different circumstances, the team at The Shellist Law Firm knows all weapons offenses have one thing in common: to beat them, you need an aggressive defensive strategy and years of trial experience.

The Shellist Law Firm has represented clients facing the following charges:

  • Unlawfully carrying a weapon
  • An alien possessing a firearm
  • Felon in possession of a firearm
  • Possession of an illegal firearm
  • Violating a concealed carry statute
  • Weapons trafficking
  • Brandishing or discharging a firearm


Laws involving lawful weapons possession are always in flux. Within the past few years, the Texas Legislature has made substantial changes to the manner and means in which a person can lawfully carry a firearm. This includes (but is not limited to) how Texans can carry weapons in their cars, what qualifies a “prohibited” weapon, and when an individual must retreat prior to using deadly force in self-defense.

Despite these frequent changes to the law, Texas still holds its citizens to these new statutes. If you fail to conform your conduct to the new legislation, ignorance of the law is never a defense.

In order to successfully defeat these serious allegations, you’ll need an aggressive defensive strategy and a team of attorneys with years of trial experience. If you are facing charges for weapons offenses, contact The Shellist Law Firm for a confidential consultation.