Guns & Weapons Charges

Illinois Defense Lawyers - Weapons Violations

Illinois law is complicated regarding gun and other weapons violations. The penalties for a violation of gun laws depend on many factors including age, prior criminal history 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. Gun laws change frequently, as shown by the recent passage of the law allowing some to carry a concealed weapon. With the new law it may be easy for law-abiding people to find themselves charged with a crime based on a misunderstanding of the law.

Attorney Don Zuelke knows the laws regarding gun possession and weapon possession in Illinois, and will work hard to defend you against weapons charges. He will keep you informed about developments in your case, and will work to protect your rights during any legal proceedings. Contact attorney Don Zuelke, with offices 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

If you are looking for experienced attorneys who have defended many people against charges of unlawful use of a weapon in Illinois, please contact attorney Don Zuelke. Don Zuelke has represented many people charged with possession of a firearm without an FOID card (Firearm Owner’s Identification Card) and other weapons offenses. If you have been charged with a weapons offense, our firearms charges attorneys have handled weapons charges such as armed violence, aggravated discharge of a firearm, reckless discharge of a firearm, commission of a felony with a firearm, aggravated battery with a firearm, and possession of a weapon by a felon.

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 you are 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 gun charges or other weapons offenses, especially those related to the commission of another crime while in possession of a gun or other weapon, carry mandatory prison terms. Charges such as armed violence, armed robbery, aggravated vehicular hijacking, and home invasion will carry increased penalties where there is an allegation that a firearm was used. These severe penalties make it important for you to contact an experienced Illinois defense lawyer who is knowledgeable in gun laws right away if you are charged with any weapons offense or with committing a crime while armed with a firearm, knife, or other weapon. If you need an attorney who is knowledgeable in the laws regarding gun law violations, call the Zuelke Law Offices. We offer a free initial consultation.