Chiarini v. Texas (original by presiding judge keller)Annotate this Case
Appellant, owner of a condominium unit, carried a handgun in the common area of the condominium complex. The issue before the Court of Criminal Appeal in this matter centered on whether appellant violated the “unlawful carrying weapons” (UCW) statute. Generally, the statute prohibits carrying of a handgun except on "the person's own premises." The issue specifically in this case was whether the common area to the condominium complex was part of appellants' "own premises." The Court of Criminal Appeals held that appellant did not violate the UCW statute, and affirmed the court of appeals.