Illinois is a stern state. Severely punishing individuals convicted of drug trafficking is a stated mission of the Illinois Controlled Substance Act. Additionally, the state, and particularly Cook County, has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation. Drug and weapons convictions carry significant penalties that can permanently harm your reputation, deplete your finances, and take away your freedom.


At Abdallah Law, we have dedicated our practice to pursuing justice for individuals facing criminal charges. From simple misdemeanors to Class 1 felonies, our Chicago criminal defense attorneys can be the aggressive and experienced advocates you need to protect your rights and liberties.


Due to its high association with other crimes, Illinois law enforcement agencies are determined to seek maximum punishment for drug-related charges. Often, this single-minded view causes them to overreach their boundaries and violate defendants' rights. If you are have been charged with a drug crime, you need defense attorneys with the perceptive ability to identify weaknesses in the case against you and who are undaunted by the strong-arm tactics of the criminal court system.

At Abdallah Law, we can provide the discerning, aggressive, and tenacious representation you need to effectively defend against all manner of drug charges, including but not limited to:


Illinois strict gun laws have been "under fire" for their violation of the Second Amendment. Federal appellate courts recently struck down state laws that prohibited carrying a gun outside one's own home. As a result, the state will now allow guns to be carried, but only under certain circumstances if the individual has obtained a Firearm Owner's Identification Card (FOID). Continuing with the state's harsh stance on weapons, there are stringent mandates and qualifications that must be met for a FOID card to be granted. The penalties for Unlawful Use of a Weapon (UUW) continue to be especially punitive because law enforcement agencies tend to file felony charges.

The definition of a lawful weapon and how it may be legally transported is continually up for debate in the courts, leading to confusion among ordinary citizens on just what and what is not an UUW. Additionally, Illinois state law does not recognize carry licenses from other states. A visitor to Illinois may suddenly find themselves subject to strict penalties and punishment not applicable in their home state.

Defending against UUW charges in Illinois requires a skilled and insightful attorney up-to-date with the nuances of current state laws. At Abdallah Law, our Chicago criminal defense attorneys are well aware of the fluctuating and sometimes ambiguous rules pertaining to weapon charges.

We can provide the zealous and formidable representation you need to defend against all types of Illinois weapons charges, including:

  • Selling, manufacturing, or purchasing an unlawful weapon
  • Selling, manufacturing, or purchasing of unlawful ammunition
  • Possession of an unlawful weapon or ammunition in a vehicle
  • Aggravated or reckless discharge of a firearm
  • Aggravated use of an unlawful weapon
  • Failure to register a firearm
  • Possession of a firearm without a valid FOID card


The laws governing both drug and weapon possession in Illinois are complex and in various stages of flux. When you combine this with the penalizing focus of law enforcement agencies unconcerned with individual rights, confronting either type of charges can be frightening and overwhelming.

At Abdallah Law, our clients' cases are reviewed by our team of highly perceptive and formidable criminal defense lawyers. Viewing each case from multiple angles allows us to understand the complete picture and enables us to analyze the charges, distinguish gaps in the prosecutor's case, and identify avenues available to our client. Often, we detect options that other firms may have missed.

If you have been charged with any type of drug or weapons charge, there is no time to waste in securing a skilled criminal defense attorney dedicated to protecting your rights and liberties. Contact Abdallah Law today to schedule a case consultation!