Guns & Weapons Charges
Illinois Defense Lawyers - Weapons Violations
Illinois law is complicated regarding weapons violations. There are many exceptions, and the penalties for a violation of gun laws depend on age, prior criminal convictions, and the circumstances surrounding a charge of violating Illinois gun laws. Municipalities often have separate laws regulating gun possession and use within the boundaries of the city or town. Additionally, gun laws frequently change.
Our criminal defense lawyers at Zuelke & Byrd, L.L.C., know the laws regarding gun and weapons possession in Illinois, and will work hard to defend you against weapons charges. We will keep you informed about developments in your case, and protect your rights during any legal proceedings. Contact a lawyer knowledgeable in gun charges at Zuelke & Byrd, L.L.C. , in Aurora, Illinois and St. Charles, Illinois if you have been charged with a violation of Illinois gun laws. We offer a free initial consultation.
Types of Weapons Violations Charges
Our experienced attorneys have defended many people against charges of unlawful use of a weapon in Illinois. Often, these charges involve possession of a firearm without a FOID card (Firearm Owner’s Identification Card). Some Illinois municipalities ban handguns altogether, with or without an FOID card. Our firearms charges attorneys have handled weapons charges as diverse as aggravated discharge of a firearm, reckless discharge of a firearm, commission of a felony with a firearm, aggravated battery with a firearm, possession of a weapon by a felon, and much more.
If you are a gun owner, it is important to familiarize yourself with the gun laws of Illinois and of your municipality, as you may violate these laws inadvertently. If this happens, you may face a criminal conviction for some type of unlawful weapons use that may follow you for the rest of your life—and for violating a law you did not even know existed. That is why, if accused of any weapons violation, it is important to contact a skilled attorney who knows the gun laws of Illinois and who can work to try and get you an acquittal or who can work to get the charges and penalties reduced, and to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.
Penalties of a Weapons Violation Conviction
Many weapon or gun crime sentences, especially those related to the commission of another crime while in possession of a weapon, carry mandatory prison terms. Charges such as armed robbery, aggravated vehicular hijacking, and home invasion can carry increased penalties where a firearm was allegedly used. These severe penalties make it important for you to contact an experienced Illinois defense lawyer who is knowledgeable in weapons law right away if you are charged with any weapons offense with committing a crime while armed with a firearm, knife, or other weapon. Contact the defense attorneys at Zuelke & Byrd, L.L.C. who are knowledgeable in the laws regarding gun law violations. We offer a free initial consultation.
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