Elgin Gun Crime Attorneys
The unlawful use of a firearm is often considered a felony crime, punishable by large fines, probation, a multi-year prison sentence, and other penalties. In addition to these criminal penalties, this crime will show up on your permanent record whenever a background search is done. A conviction can come back to haunt you when you least expect it: when applying for a job, for example.
It is important to seek aggressive criminal defense to protect your rights now and in the future. At Glasgow & Olsson, we have years of experience handling the most complex criminal defense cases. We understand how serious weapons charges are, and we will do everything we can to protect your rights. Contact a Schaumburg weapons charge attorney today to schedule a free consultation.
Weapons Charges Defense
The state of Illinois has very strict gun laws. Often when a weapon is involved in a crime, minimum mandatory prison sentences apply. If convicted of certain weapons crimes, an individual will have to complete a fixed prison sentence regardless of the specific circumstances of the crime.
FOID Card Holders
Individuals with a Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card are allowed to carry a firearm in their vehicle, as long as it is stored in a case and unloaded. If the weapon is outside of the case or is loaded, the owner may face unlawful use of a weapon charges. Similarly, an individual who does not have an FOID card and is carrying a weapon, may face criminal charges. If your FOID card has expired and you are caught in possession of a firearm, you may face criminal charges.
If you have been charged with the unlawful use of a firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm, or another weapon crime, contact our law office in Schaumburg today.
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