DWI and Federal Gun Laws

While gun control is always controversial, some laws only apply to certain groups of people. People in these groups are believed to be more likely to behave erratically or dangerously if they have a gun. An example of this is that most people with felony convictions on their records are not allowed to own firearms. This extends to people with a felony level DWI or DUI conviction, as well.

If you have been arrested and charged with an alcohol-related driving offense, you could be facing felony charges and could benefit greatly from the assistance of a Dallas DWI defense attorney at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter. To find out more about how we can help you, call (214) 845-7007 today.

DWI Charges and Gun Restrictions

Possessing and carrying guns is absolutely prohibited for certain felons. This means that these individuals are unable to have a firearm at all, under any circumstances. The law is clear in what it means, and it is also clear with regards to which felons are excluded from this law and are allowed to own firearms:

  • Felons sentenced to less than one year in prison
  • Felons whose conviction was under foreign laws
  • Felons convicted of business crimes, or white collar crimes

Multiple DUI and DWI offenses can add up to more severe charges. If your charges are upgraded to a felony, and you are convicted, you will likely lose your right to have a firearm.

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Ending up in prison or paying heavy fines are unattractive prospects for certain, but so too is the loss of freedom that comes with being prohibited from owning a firearm. To get the legal help you need when fighting an alcohol-related driving charge, call (214) 845-7007 to contact the Dallas DWI defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter.


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