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Unlawful Use of a Weapon

Are You Facing Gun Charges?

Illinois has very strict laws regarding the possession of firearms. Not everyone is aware of some of these laws, especially people from out of state, where gun laws may differ drastically. Unfortunately, not knowing the law is not something the police consider an excuse and a conviction for unlawful use of a weapon can come with very serious penalties.

At the law offices of Michael T. Norris & John W. Callahan, our attorneys are dedicated to protecting people accused of carrying a concealed gun, possessing a gun without a permit and all related charges.

To speak within minutes with an experienced lawyer who can defend you against charges of unlawful use of a weapon, call us at 1-877-335-6697 today. You can also e-mail us.

Mike Norris and John Callahan are available to represent people accused of crimes in Chicago, Schaumburg and the surrounding parts of Illinois. We have decades of experience, which means we know the value of working hard to find every opportunity to protect your rights and defend you against charges of unlawful use of a weapon.

Among the common scenarios we have seen include people from out of state transporting their weapon through the Chicago area. These people are frequently in complete compliance with the gun laws of their state, but, unfortunately, those laws may differ greatly than those in Illinois. When a police officer pulls such a person over, they will often charge the person with unlawful use of a weapon.

Another situation we have seen is people being charged with unlawful use of a weapon because they have accidentally let their permits expire. For example, a security guard whose FOID card lapsed even a short time prior to being arrested may face serious criminal charges.

It can also happen that Chicago residents have a gun on their property, and are arrested by police for technicalities.

We can handle any type of unlawful use of a weapon case, including those involving felons in possession of weapons, people carrying weapons to prevent burglaries and much more. No matter what situation you have found yourself in, we can help.

Call us at 1-877-335-6697 to speak within minutes with an experienced criminal defense lawyer. You can also e-mail us.