Weapon Crimes

Weapon Crime Attorney in Chicago

Are You Facing Felony Weapon Charges? You Need a Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney!

Our state has some of the toughest gun restriction laws in the country. The Unlawful Use of Weapons Act (UUWA) lists dozens of potential weapons, beyond just firearms, that could lead to a weapons crime arrest. Fast action is necessary to seize the small window of opportunity that exists between the time you are arrested and the time the prosecutor charges you.

Searching for a lawyer for a weapon charge in Chicago? I am Attorney Mitch Furman, a veteran of the Chicago criminal justice system, and I am ready to help you fight back. The law in this state concerning weapons, and particularly firearms, is extremely strict. Chicago had over 500 murders in 2012 and the crime rate is escalating. Law enforcement is heavily involved in identifying any person who illegally possesses a gun. If you have been arrested and charged, you are in serious danger in this city.

Defense Lawyer for Weapon Charges in Chicago

It is illegal to carry a gun in Chicago, or to transport a firearm unless it is broken down and unusable or in a locked case. Illegal weapons include:

  • Knives
  • Razors
  • Throwing stars
  • Brass knuckles
  • Broken bottles and pieces of glass

The UUWA has an extensive list of weapons and firearms that are illegal. Weapons charges are filed as felonies and a felony conviction will stay with you forever. A felony conviction could prohibit you from owning any kind of firearm in the United States.

In cases of a weapons charge associated with robbery, domestic violence or aggravated assault, if convicted, you could spend 30 years incarcerated in a state penitentiary. This is territory that only a seasoned, aggressive criminal defense attorney can successfully navigate. Looking for a lawyer for a weapon crime in Chicago? I will give you the attention you need to fight a weapons charge, and work behind the scenes negotiating with the prosecutor, if this will gain you any advantage. My record speaks for itself.

Do you need a weapon crime attorney in Chicago? Contact us today so that I can start on your defense at once!

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