Consequences for Not Complying With Illinois FOID Card Revocations
In the state of Illinois, if you are in possession of a firearm, you must also be in possession of an Illinois firearm ownership identification card (FOID). It is illegal for you to own or be in possession of a firearm without a FOID card. Though the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution gives citizens the right to bear arms, the Illinois State Police reserves the right to revoke or suspend your FOID card at any time if you violate ownership rules or if you become ineligible for a FOID card. Having your FOID card suspended or revoked comes with a laundry list of things you must do to comply with the suspension or revocation, and if you do not comply with those requirements, you could be facing serious charges.
Notice of Revocation
There is a multitude of reasons that your FOID card can be revoked. Some of those reasons include:
- You were convicted of a misdemeanor other than a traffic offense, and you are under the age of 21;
- You were convicted of a felony;
- You are addicted to narcotics; and
- You were convicted of domestic battery after 2012.
If your FOID card is revoked, you will be notified in writing by the Illinois State Police. The notice will go into detail as to why your card has been revoked. The notice will also include a list of the requirements you must comply with.
Once you have received your revocation notice, you have 48 hours to complete the requirements that you were given. First, you have to surrender your FOID card to your local law enforcement agency. You will receive a receipt that you have surrendered your card, and your local agency will send your card to the state police.
Next, you have to complete a firearm disposition record, which will include information such as:
- The make, model and serial number of all firearms that you own;
- The location where your firearm will be kept or stored during your revocation period; and
- If any firearm is being transferred to the custody of another person, that person’s name, address and FOID card number.
Non-compliance with these requirements will trigger a warrant for possession of your firearms and your FOID card. You will also be charged with a Class A misdemeanor for not complying with the revocation requirements, which can mean jail time and/or fines.
A DuPage County Weapons Charges Defense Attorney Can Help
With all of the laws involving firearms, it is not difficult to get in trouble when you are a firearm owner. At the Davi Law Group, LLC, we vigorously defend your constitutional right to own firearms. If you have been charged with any kind of weapons offenses, you could jeopardize your right to own firearms in the future. Contact our office today to speak with a knowledgeable Wheaton, IL weapons charges defense lawyer about your next steps. Call us at 630-580-6373 to schedule a free consultation.