Gun Cases

Cook County Circuit Court, District 2 Courthouse, Skokie, IL

Cook County Circuit Court, District 2 Courthouse, Skokie, IL

Everyone has seen the media coverage about school shootings and other violent gun crimes. As a result, Illinois prosecutors take charges involving unlawful use or possession of firearms very seriously. Most of these crimes are charged as felonies and are rarely reduced to misdemeanors. In some instances, defendant may face felony charges for simply having bullets.

Many weapons cases arise from illegal searches. Therefore, if you are charged with the unlawful use or possession of a weapon, it is critical that you immediately contact an attorney. I can examine the facts of your case to determine whether the search was valid or maybe there is a question about the officer’s probable cause to investigate you. In some cases, I have brought a motion to quash the search, which resulted in the entire case being thrown out.

As is the case with other Illinois felonies, convictions for unlawful use of a weapon may not be expunged or even sealed.

A treasure trove of information regarding Constitutional Law and issues related to search and seizure can be found at the American Civil Liberties Union.

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