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 Travis 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.
Founded in 1991, the ACDLA provides criminal defense attorneys with support, education and networking opportunities. Members practice in the State, County, and Municipal Court throughout Travis County, as well the United States District Courts in the Western District of Texas. The organization also fights to protect individual rights guaranteed to defendants accused of a crime in Travis County by the Texas and Federal Constitutions. Many of the top criminal defense attorneys in Austin, TX, are active in this trusted organization.
Austin Lawyer Referral Service of Central Texas - The Austin Bar Association sponsors the Lawyer Referral Service of Central Texas, Inc. Since 1966, this non-profit Lawyer Referral Service has helped the public find a qualified attorney in Austin, TX, and the surrounding areas of central Texas. Each year more than 12,000 callers are referred to local attorneys in Travis County, Williamson County, Hays County and Bastrop County, TX.