If while shooting a gun I accidentally shot through someone’s house, what charges can be brought against me?

No one was injured.

Asked on June 9, 2014 under Criminal Law, Texas


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

Illegal discharge of a firearm or negligent discharge of a firearm is a part of the Penal Code in Texas.  If you live in a municipality of over 100,000 then there is a separate section of the penal code as well. It could also be an offense of deadly conduct, placing some one in imminent danger.  More facts are needed here but understand that it can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony.  I would speak with an attorney. 

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