Unlawful Possession of Metal or Body Armor by Felon graphic with Texas flag Unlawful Possession of Metal or Body Armor by Felon
Unlawful Possession of Metal or Body Armor by Felon graphic with Texas flag

Unlawful Possession of Metal or Body Armor by Felon

The Unlawful Possession of Metal or Body Armor by Felon crime in the state of Texas gives police the right to arrest you if they believe you are a felon and have metal or body armor in your possession. Learn more detailed information about the Unlawful Possession of Metal or Body Armor by Felon offense below.

Have you been charged with Unlawful Possession of Metal or Body Armor by Felon? Call criminal lawyer Paul Saputo at (888) 239-9305 to discuss legal representation.

Unlawful Possession of Metal or Body Armor by Felon is classified in the Texas Penal Code under Title 10 “Offenses Against Public Health, Safety, And Morals”, Chapter 46 “Weapons.”

What is the current Texas law about Unlawful Possession of Metal or Body Armor by Felon?

The current Texas law is as follows:1

(b) A person who has been convicted of a felony commits an offense if after the conviction the person possesses metal or body armor.

The key part of this statute is what exactly is considered “metal or body armor.” The statute defines metal or body armor as:

any body covering manifestly designed, made, or adapted for the purpose of protecting a person against gunfire.2

This statute was added in 2001, and it has not been modified since the legislature initially adopted it.

How can I be charged with Unlawful Possession of Metal or Body Armor by Felon?

You can be charged with Unlawful Possession of Metal or Body Armor by Felon if the state’s attorneys believe that each of the elements of 46.041(b) as described in the section above have been met.

What is the punishment for Unlawful Possession of Metal or Body Armor by Felon?

A conviction for Unlawful Possession of Metal or Body Armor by Felon is punished as a felony of the third degree,3 with a maximum possible fine under Texas state law of up to $10,000 and prison time of up to 10 years. Learn about the differences between grades of felonies and misdemeanors


Legal References:

1 Texas Penal Code §46.041

2 Texas Penal Code §46.041(a)

3 Texas Penal Code §46.041(c)

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