UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF AN FIREARM
TOUGH CHICAGO GUN CRIME DEFENSE ATTORNEYS
Illinois has some of the harshest laws in the nation regarding firearms and weapons. As such, it should come as no surprise that the penalties for unlawful gun possession can be serious, and can have a lasting impact on the rest of your life.
At Abdallah Law, our highly skilled Chicago criminal defense lawyers understand how serious gun possession charges can be. More importantly, we understand how to build a strong, effective defense designed to secure your rights and freedom. When you retain our firm, your case will be in the hands of a tough advocate who is truly dedicated to your interests.
GUN POSSESSION LAWS IN CHICAGO
Illinois has an extensive list of qualifications which one must meet to qualify for a Firearm Owner’s Identification, which is necessary to legally purchase or possess a firearm. Parties who may not qualify for an FOID include, but are not limited to:
- Those with 2 or more DUI convictions in the last 5 years
- Subjects of arrest warrants, prosecution, or similar for a disqualifying offense
- Individuals who have been in a court-ordered drug/alcohol treatment program
However, even those who possess FOID cards can still violate Illinois gun possession laws. You are not permitted to carry your gun onto a school campus, library, bar, and many other types of prohibited places. Additionally, possessing a gun while wearing a mask or hood is highly illegal and can lead to serious criminal charges.
CALL (312) 229-0008 FOR AGGRESSIVE DEFENSE
Illinois is extremely tough on firearm offenders, and with so many gun crimes in the news, this is unlikely to change. At Abdallah Law, our Chicago criminal defense attorneys are committed to defending the rights of the accused. We know there are always multiple sides to a story, and we will fight aggressively to make sure your voice is heard when you retain our firm.