Chicagoland Gun Charges Attorney
Felony Weapons Charges
Prosecutors and the courts take gun charges very seriously. With Chicago being on the news every other day for shootings or gun violence, firearms are in the spotlight and gun charges are being prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Laws at the state and federal level have severe penalties for persons with a weapon violation conviction.
If you used a weapon of any kind while committing a crime this will add additional time to the sentence you are facing. This can be as much as an additional 15 years added to the penalty that the underlying crime normally carries, depending on the type of weapon used. Different types of weapons are classified differently under state law.
Possession Of A Weapon By A Felon
If you have a felony conviction in your past, the risk of being in possession of a firearm carries very serious consequences. Often times, people are accused of possessing a weapon that may not be theirs or was not actually in their possession at all. This happens a lot when people are passengers in a vehicle where a weapon is present. We understand how to defend people against allegations such as:
- Possessing a firearm illegally (such as with a felony or without an FOID card)
- Unlawful weapon discharge
- Unlawful weapon concealment
- Committing a crime with a weapon
- Possession of a deadly weapon (other than a firearm)