Illinois has some of the most stringent requirement to owing or carrying a firearm. As such, it is very easy for a person who lawfully owns a weapon to get into serious trouble for possessing a firearm in certain situations. That is why is very important to have an experienced Will County weapons offense attorney at your side, defending your rights.
There are many ways a person can be charged with a crime by possessing a firearm. If you do not have a F.O.I.D. card and have a gun in your home, you can be charged with a misdemeanor. If you possess a gun outside of your home, you can be charged with a felony. There are many ways a person can be charged with a firearms violation as a felony, including factors based on age, the condition of the gun, the location where it is possessed, or if it is loaded. A person with an unloaded or a non-functional gun can still be charged. People with felonies do not have any rights to gun ownership in this State.
Given the severe penalties associated with unlawful gun ownership, it is vital you have an experienced Joliet criminal defense attorney at your side. Contact Chuck Bretz & Associates to help you if you are charged with a weapons offense and give us a call today at (815) 740-1545.