Chicago Gun Crime Attorney
Guns & Weapons Violations
The Illinois statute that regulates guns and weapons covers virtually every type of device that can be used to cause harm to another and includes rifles, machine guns, pistols, hand guns, bludgeons, brass knuckles, throwing stars, switch-blades, billy clubs, stun guns, tasers, razors, bombs, grenades, tear gas, pepper spray, as well as common items like broken bottles. Gun and weapon related offenses range from Class A misdemeanors that are punishable by up to one year in jail to very high level felonies that may carry mandatory penitentiary sentences. Especially in cities like Chicago, where the incidence of gun related violence grows higher almost every year, the pressure is on judges and prosecutors to get "tough on crime" and harshly prosecute gun and weapon offenders.
Illegal Weapons in Chicago
Statutes such as the "Unlawful Use of Weapons" and "Unlawful Possession of Firearms" laws in Illinois are intended to criminalize the possession and sale of illegally obtained or illegally possessed weapons, but there are of course many citizens who lawfully possess weapons and are able to keep them in their home, place of business or carry them without penalty. A firearm owner's identification card (FOID) is generally a basic requirement for lawful possession of a weapon, but there are many complicated factors that determine whether the owner is in violation of the law or not. How the weapon is transported in an automobile and whether it is immediately accessible by the driver are just some of the important factors.
Call our Chicago Gun Crime Lawyers for Immediate Assistance
For over 25 years, former criminal Assistant State's Attorney Mitchell Sexner has been dealing with gun and weapon related charges. Each of the attorneys associated with Mitchell S. Sexner & Associates LLC is an experienced and aggressive advocate on behalf of their clients as well, with a proven track record of successful cases.
Contact our offices 24 hours a day to be placed in contact with an attorney for a free consultation about how we can best assist you. Your case will be carefully examined to determine what defenses exist and the best strategy to protect you, your liberty and your criminal record. So call our Chicago criminal defense attorneys anytime at (312) 644-0444 or (800) 996-4824 and learn what separates the "best from the rest".
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