There are a variety of serious charges that are related to weapons of all types. Even common everyday items can be termed a “weapon” under certain circumstances, but the majority of weapons involved in such cases are firearms. If you possess a gun without a permit, this is a criminal offense in Illinois, and you face steep fines and possible jail time, depending upon the circumstances of the case.
Every person who owns a gun in Illinois must have a Firearm Owner’s Identification Card (FOID card). If you are caught possessing a gun and do not have the FOID card, you are in serious legal trouble. If you have a criminal record it becomes even more dangerous with regard to penalties.
When a gun has been used in the commission of another criminal offense, the penalties increase. Any gun offense requires the skill of a seasoned gun lawyer familiar with Illinois firearm laws.
Often the courts do not look kindly upon those facing gun charges, and state lawmakers have created severe penalties for those who violate the laws. Many individuals are not even aware that certain actions are highly illegal, such as carrying a weapon in your vehicle for protection. In order to legally carry a weapon in your vehicle, you are required to enclose the gun in a case, and it cannot be loaded. If you are stopped and the gun is found, in many cases you will be charged with unlawful use of a weapon – a Class IV felony offense. If convicted, you will face the remainder of your life as a convicted felon, with all the problems and difficulties that come with that designation.
Never proceed into a courtroom on a firearm charge without a strong gun lawyer at your side. Michael Schmiege and his knowledgeable legal team have assisted many clients in resolving this very serious matter through skillful defense tactics. The legal team must review and evaluate the circumstances of the charge in order to advise you how to move forward, so please contact our law firm immediately. Fast action is critical, as the evidence must be reviewed at once to avoid loss of crucial information that could assist in the defense case.
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