The law on carrying knives in Texas

On Behalf of | May 18, 2020 | Weapons Crimes

Knives can be deadly weapons, but they can also be ordinary household items for use in the kitchen. While knives are commonplace in the home, they can be seen as a weapon when they are carried in public. The law varies across states when it comes to whether carrying a knife in public is legal.

In Texas, it has been legal to carry a knife with a blade longer than 5.5 inches since September 1st, 2017. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. If you are worried about being charged with a weapons crime due to carrying a knife in public in Texas, it is important that you fully understand the law before making any conclusions.

The law on knives in Texas

Until 1856, knives were legal everywhere in Texas. Due to unrest from different armed organizations, restrictions were put on knife use. Finally, in September 2017, these restrictions were no longer seen as relevant, and life carrying in Texas become legal again. However, there are some exceptions to the legality of knife carrying in Texas.

The exceptions to the rule

Minors are not allowed to carry knives unless they are directly supervised by a parent or guardian. In addition, adults are not allowed to carry knives at schools, sporting events, hospitals, amusement parks, places of worship, polling places, courts, or airports. They are also unable to carry a knife within 1,000 feet of an execution site on the day of execution.

If you have been accused of illegal knife carrying in Texas, you should make sure that you fully understand how the law applies to you. You should also make sure that you are able to defend yourself against possible allegations of assault.