Despite the Right to Bear Arms guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution, state and federal governments have created a patchwork of complicated laws and regulations controlling the use, sale and possession of guns, firearms and other weapons.
When a firearm is used or discharged during a crime, the penalties are often enhanced dramatically.
When choosing a criminal defense attorney in Tarrant County, Texas for a weapon or firearm charge or to restore your gun rights, consider the attorney's training and experience fighting these specific types of criminal cases, in addition to the attorney fees and costs.
Some organizations, such as the NRA-ILA or the Armed Citizens' Legal Defense Network, Inc., maintains a list of attorneys who have identified themselves as willing to consider cases involving their members after a criminal accusation involving the use or possession of a firearm. These attorneys are also experienced in helping people restore their gun rights.
Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.
TCDLA has a proud history of supporting and educating criminal defense lawyers in the the state while advocating for the rights of the accused. Many of the top criminal defense attorneys in Texas are active within this organization.
The TCCDLA is a non profit organization in Fort Worth, TX. Since it was established in the late 1970's, the members of TCCDLA have included many of the top criminal defense attorneys in Tarrant County, Texas. The TCCDLA provides its members with a unified voice to address issues of common concern, networking opportunities and quality CLE seminars.
Arlington Lawyer Referral Service - The Arlington Bar Association operates a non-profit Lawyer Referral Service ("LRS"). For the last twenty years, the LRS has helped individuals and businesses find a qualified attorney in the City of Arlington, Tarrant County, and the surrounding areas of the greater Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. In 2014, the Arlington Bar Association added a Board Certified Panel to the LRS when "one is desired, normally due to perceived difficulty, importance, or complexity of the legal matter."
Tarrant County Bar Lawyer Referral Service - The Tarrant County Bar Association (TCBA) in Fort Worth, TX, sponsors a non-profit Lawyer Referral Service (LRS). This community based non-profit service helps people find an attorney in Tarrant County, Johnson County, Wise County, Parker County, Denton County, and Hood County, TX.