When you have been arrested for unlawfully carrying a weapon then you need to hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer who can provide the best legal defense for a weapons charge.

How much time can I get for carrying a weapon unlawfully?

The unlawful carrying of a weapon is a class A misdemeanor which means that if convicted you could get one day to one year in the county jail and/or up to a $4,000.00 fine. However, it is a third-degree felony to carry that same weapon into a bar or restaurant that is licensed to sell alcohol, which means that if convicted you could be sent to the Texas Department of Corrections for a minimum of two years up to ten years and be fined up to $10,000.00.

Sec. 46.02. UNLAWFUL CARRYING WEAPONS. (a) A person commits an offense if the person: (1) intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly carries on or about his or her person a handgun; (2) is not: (A) on the person's own premises or premises under the person's control; or (B) inside of or directly en route to a motor vehicle or watercraft that is owned by the person or under the person's control. (a-1) A person commits an offense if the person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly carries on or about his or her person a handgun in a motor vehicle or watercraft that is owned by the person or under the person's control at any time in which: (1) the handgun is in plain view; or (2) the person is: (A) engaged in criminal activity, other than a Class C misdemeanor that is a violation of a law or ordinance regulating traffic or boating; (B) prohibited by law from possessing a firearm; or (C) a member of a criminal street gang, as defined by Section 71.01. (a-4) A person commits an offense if the person: (1)intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly carries on or about his or her person a location-restricted knife; (2) is younger than 18 years of age at the time of the offense; and (3) is not: (A) on the person's own premises or premises under the person's control; (B) inside of or directly en route to a motor vehicle or watercraft that is owned by the person or under the person's control; or (C) under the direct supervision of a parent or legal guardian of the person. (b) Except as provided by Subsection (c) or (d), an offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor. (c) An offense under this section is a felony of the third degree if the offense is committed on any premises licensed or issued a permit by this state for the sale of alcoholic beverages...