Originally Posted by musbrad2
what kind of trouble would you get into, if you were to get caught with an auto knife? Is it a slap on the wrist, or felony?
Sec.A46.02.AAUNLAWFUL CARRYING WEAPONS.A (a)AAA person
commits an offense if the person intentionally, knowingly, or
recklessly carries on or about his or her person a handgun, illegal
knife, or club if the person is not:
(1)AAon the person ís own premises or premises under the
person ís control; or
(2)AAinside of or directly en route to a motor vehicle
that is owned by the person or under the person ís control.
(a-1)AAA person commits an offense if the person
intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly carries on or about his or
her person a handgun in a motor vehicle that is owned by the person
or under the person ís control at any time in which:
(1)AAthe handgun is in plain view; or
(2)AAthe person is:
(A)AAengaged in criminal activity, other than a
Class C misdemeanor that is a violation of a law or ordinance
(B)AAprohibited by law from possessing a firearm;
(C)AAa member of a criminal street gang, as
defined by Section 71.01.
(a-2)AAFor purposes of this section, "premises" includes
real property and a recreational vehicle that is being used as
living quarters, regardless of whether that use is temporary or
permanent. In this subsection, "recreational vehicle" means a motor
vehicle primarily designed as temporary living quarters or a
vehicle that contains temporary living quarters and is designed to
be towed by a motor vehicle. The term includes a travel trailer,
camping trailer, truck camper, motor home, and horse trailer with
(b)AAExcept as provided by Subsection (c), an offense under
this section is a Class A misdemeanor.
(c)AAAn offense under this section is a felony of the third
degree if the offense is committed on any premises licensed or
issued a permit by this state for the sale of alcoholic beverages.
So, basically it's a Class A Misdomeanor, 1 year in county jail/$4,000 max fine.