Weapons Charges Attorneys in DuPage County
Illinois Weapons Charges Lawyers
Whether you have been charged with a weapons offense alone, or in conjunction with another alleged criminal act, the consequences of such charges can be extremely serious. Even a charge is as seemingly simple as possessing a firearm without a permit can result in felony prosecution and up to five years in state prison. At the Davi Law Group, we understand the severity of weapons-related charges and are fully prepared to work with you in protecting your future.
Strict Gun Control Laws in Illinois
The state of Illinois is well-known throughout the country for its extremely restrictive gun control statutes. In fact, the City of Chicago banned firearm ownership, even for properly registered residents, until 2010 when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the restriction. Since that time, Illinois has enacted laws that limitedly permit open carrying of legally-registered firearms, and in 2013, became the last state in the country to allow residents to carry a concealed weapon.
Despite the expansion of gun rights in the state, it is still illegal in Illinois to for most residents to possess or carry a firearm in or on certain types of property. Guns are prohibited in schools, government buildings, bars, sports facilities, airports, on buses or trains, and in any large or crowded public gatherings. Illegal possession of a firearm or any other dangerous weapon can result in weapons charges, and our attorneys are equipped to help.
Attorneys Committed to Protecting Your Rights, Call 630-580-6373
Unless you have been issued a Firearm Owner Identification (FOID) Card, you are not permitted to purchase or own a gun. Penalties for illegal possession of a firearm are very serious, and even more so for those who would not meet the eligibility requirements to obtain a FOID card. There are, however, many important details involved with any charge related the illegal possession or use of a weapon, and at our law firm, we will investigate every one of them.
The Davi Law Group understands that, in many cases, the primary evidence against you in a weapons-related case is the weapon itself. Therefore, it is vital that law enforcement follow proper procedures in their search and seizure and do not violate your Fourth Amendment rights. We will investigate the circumstances of your arrest, review all warrants and affidavits, and, when necessary, interview available witnesses to help obtain the best possible outcome. Our attorneys will also work with prosecutes, if appropriate, to reduce or eliminate charges and minimize the negative impact on your life.
If you have been charged with a weapons-related offense, contact our office to schedule an initial consultation today. You will have the opportunity to get to know our team, to ask questions, and to explore your available legal options. Financing options are available. Call 630-580-6373 to speak to an attorney.