Dallas gun crime attorney Mark T. Lassiter was tapped by Colorado sports website bsndenver.com about possible charges faced by Aqib Talib of the Denver Broncos.
Talib was shot in the right leg on June 5th. The location of the shooting is disputed. The official police report indicates that Talib and two other individuals were assaulted and injured at Dallas’s V Live nightclub, but there are differing accounts of what happened. WFAA-TV reported that Talib’s story is that he was shot in a park, miles away from the club. Additionally, Talib is said to have shot himself. The bullet’s path through the rear of Talib’s right thigh through his right calf is consistent with that interpretation.
If the wound was in fact self-inflicted, Talib could be facing gun charges in Dallas. Mark Lassiter weighed in on what these charges might be for bsndenver.com. Depending on whether or or not he had a CCL, he could be charged with unlawful possession of a firearm. The accidental shooting incident could lead to a Class A misdemeanor. However, if Talib is found to have intentionally brought a firearm into a place where they are prohibited, such as the V Live nightclub, he could be facing a third degree felony charge. In the article, Lassiter points out a potential defense for a gun charge under similar circumstances.
Gun crimes can carry serious penalties. If you’ve been charged with a gun crime in Dallas, get in touch with the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter at (214) 845-7007 to discuss the specifics of your case with an established criminal defense lawyer.