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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