Are you facing weapons charges? As an Illinois Weapons Charge Lawyer, I Can Help You!
Weapons charges include Unlawful Use of a Weapon (UUW), unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, unlawful or reckless discharge of a firearm, gunrunning, unlawful sale of a firearm, Firearm Owner’s identification Card (FOID) violations, and Concealed Carry violations. Depending on the offense, the charges can be classified as either a misdemeanor or a felony. Other factors can cause the charges to be increased to an aggravated crime.
It really depends on the specific charges. However, weapons convictions can carry harsh sentences and penalties. Those sentences are usually more severe if defendants have a criminal record or the weapons charge is coupled with another criminal charge, such as a robbery. When a weapon is used in the commission of another crime it can become an aggravating factor.
Remember, many weapons charges carry mandatory prison sentences. Also, those convicted face permanent marks on their record, along with steep fines, and community service. Because of these factors, it is critical to seek an experienced criminal defense lawyer to protect your rights.
Having a concealed carry license means you can carry a concealed firearm in specific places. However, it also means that there are a lot of places you can’t carry. You, as the concealed carry license holder, must do so in full compliance with all the laws. Any failure to follow the rules can carry a criminal penalty.
Most violations of the concealed carry law are considered misdemeanors. However, repeated infractions can elevate what otherwise would be misdemeanor charges to felonies. This means that you run the risk of losing your concealed carry license if you fail to comply with the law.
As a Will County criminal defense lawyer, I can defend you and ensure your rights are protected throughout the entire process. There are many factors that can affect the outcome of a weapons case. Having an experienced lawyer representing you is important. From attacking procedural errors made by the police to presenting evidence at trial and attacking the State’s version of the case, I will zealously defend you at every stage.
I am available to represent clients throughout Will County, including those from Crete, Mokena, New Lenox, Tinley Park, Homer Glen, and the surrounding communities. Weapons charges cases that originate in Will County are heard in Joliet, which is the county seat for Will county.
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