Deadly Weapons Crimes: What You Need to Know if You’r


Any object that has been designed, manufactured or molded for the purpose of inflicting harm on another human being can be considered a tool for punishable purposes.

While it is difficult to determine the number of firearms in private hands within the State of Texas, figures from the Small Arms Survey, a Swiss-based research project, estimate that in 2018, there were 390 million guns in circulation.

Common lethal weapons
An object that is made or used for the purpose of causing temporary or permanent damage to the body of a human being; or that has the purpose of causing some type of suffering to the point of death, can be considered a lethal weapon.

Among the most common we find:
-Fire or electromagnetic weapons
-Knives, machetes, razors or other similar whose purpose is to cut
-Ice pick

-Some types of pets (behavior problems)
-Broken bottles

Examples of Deadly Weapons Crimes
The following reference cases can be some ways of using deadly weapons and the situations where they can be considered a serious crime:
-During a fight after a car accident. One of the drivers possesses a firearm or other weapon to cause fear or with intent to injure.
-After an argument with a family member or loved one. He/she, or even you, uses a knife, screwdriver, ice pick, or other deadly weapon to intimidate or harm others.
-Commanding a pet to frighten or hurt someone, including another pet.

They will depend on the circumstances of how the event occurred, the type of weapon used, and whether the victim sustained an injury. This is essential if you want to take your case to trial and build a defense, as it forms part of the evidence needed to determine the verdict and establish the defendant’s guilt.

Possible defenses
If you are being charged with a crime involving the use of deadly weapons, and you are somewhat confused because you are certain that you are innocent, ask yourself the following to build your legal defense together with your lawyer:

-If you used the weapon taking into account the possibility of injuring other people.
-If you acted in self-defense or on behalf of someone else, such as a close friend or family member.
-If their actions were deliberate (without being thought) or with an evident intentionality.
-If part of what caused the event was due to a violent reaction on your part, which led to the altercation.

If you want to contact us, feel free to send us a message or call our phone number (877) 842-6229) to discuss the details you want to specify about your case.