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Firearm Arrest Lawyer in Itasca, Illinois

Addison Firearms Violation Lawyer

Legal Help for Gun Violations in Rolling Meadows and Schaumburg

Strict rules apply to individuals who wish to legally own, carry, or transport a gun in Illinois. If you violate Illinois firearm laws, you could face harsh penalties including hefty fines and substantial jail time. If you are not a U.S citizen, weapons violations can also negatively affect your immigration status. You may not be able to get citizenship, permanent resident status, or a work visa if you are found guilty of certain criminal offenses. At Ana M. Mencini Associates, P.C., we help individuals charged with firearm offenses and other weapons violations fight criminal charges. Whenever possible, we will work to get firearm charges reduced or dismissed entirely. Your freedom is our top priority.

Illinois Gun Control Laws

In order to legally own or possess a firearm in Illinois, you must have a Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card. Only Illinois residents who meet certain criteria will be eligible for gun ownership. The Illinois state police issue concealed carry licenses for applicants who pass a gun safety and training course and meet other criteria. It is against the law in any circumstance to possess certain weapons including automatic firearms, short-barreled shotguns, or suppressors. Ana M. Mencini & Associates, P.C. are qualified attorneys with years of experience handling all types of gun violation cases including:

  • Unlawful purchase of a firearm;
  • Unlawful use of weapons;
  • Possession of a stolen firearm
  • Unlawful sale or delivery of firearms;
  • Unlawful discharge of firearm projectiles;
  • Unlawful possession of firearms and firearm ammunition;
  • Unlawful sale or delivery of firearms on the premises of a school; and
  • Use of a stolen firearm in the commission of a crime; and
  • Firearm Owner's Identification (FOID) card violations.

Seasoned Legal Professionals Advocating for Your Rights in Cook County

Possessing a firearm without a valid FOID card can be considered a felony or misdemeanor offense depending on the circumstances. If you "knowingly carry or possess any pistol, revolver, stun gun, taser, or other firearm," you could be charged with a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by a $2,500 fine and up to a year in the county jail. A second conviction for unlawful possession of a firearm is a Class 3 felony which carries a prison sentence of up to five years.

If you are charged with one of these gun violations or another weapons charge, it is imperative that you speak with an attorney. Criminal defendants have a constitutional right to remain silent as well as the right to get legal counsel from an attorney. If you have been arrested and charged with a gun-related offense, stay silent and call us. Do not incriminate yourself by speaking to the police before contacting a lawyer.

Schedule a Free Consultation to Discuss Your Case

To speak with a gun crimes defense attorney, contact our office. Our experienced attorneys have over 20 years of combined legal experience advocating for individuals accused of a crime as well as those dealing with immigration matters. If you are not a U.S citizen and you have been charged with a crime, it is very important that you discuss your case with an attorney well-versed in immigration issues. To schedule a free, confidential consultation at Ana M. Mencini & Associates, P.C., call us today at 630-875-1700. We serve clients in DuPage County, Cook County, Itasca, Rolling Meadows, Elk Grove Village, Schaumburg, Wood Dale, Addison, Roselle, and the surrounding areas.

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