Weapons Charges Lawyers Serving Wheaton, Naperville, Downers Grove, Addison and all of DuPage County
Most people don't even know how strict Illinois's gun control laws are. As a result, many lawful citizens who have never had any prior contact with the criminal justice system are charged with a felony for doing something they didn't even know was wrong: transporting a gun in their car for personal protection.
In Illinois, you cannot carry a weapon on your person or in your car unless you have a FOID (Firearm Owners Identification) card. Even if you have a FOID card, you can't transport a gun in your car unless the gun is enclosed in a case or other container and it is unloaded. If you carry a gun under the car seat or in the glove compartment of your car, you could be charged with unlawful use of a weapon (UUW). UUW is a class 4 felony, punishable by one to three years in prison.
To preserve your freedom and your future, you need a weapons charges defense attorney who is willing to fight for you. We have obtained dismissals and not guilty verdicts in dozens of felony cases, including many cases involving illegal possession of a weapon.
Our weapons charges defense lawyers are very familiar with constitutional defenses. We will analyze the police reports to find out if the search and seizure was lawful. Through cross-examination of arresting officers, we can attack their credibility and break down the case against you.
We Win Cases Other Lawyers Send Their Clients To Jail On
Free case evaluation: Don't let anyone pressure you into pleading guilty to a weapons charge. Contact a weapons charges defense lawyer at the law offices of Michael T. Norris and John W. Callahan today.