Gun & weapon offenses are aggressively prosecuted and harshly penalized in Illinois. From the unlawful possession of a firearm to the use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a crime, weapon-related charges may leave a person facing incarceration and a criminal record. When facing weapon charges, turn to the weapon charges lawyers at PGO Law Firm.
The PGO Law Firm represents clients in Cook & Will County Illinois who have been accused of weapon crimes. We understand what is at stake & provide personal individualized attention to make sure you understand your rights & options. When you choose to work with PGO Law Firm, you will have the full force of our experience and resources behind you, and this can make a significant difference as you face formal charges and criminal proceedings.
Understanding Gun & Weapon Offenses
In many cases, weapon charges are added on top of other offenses. If a weapon was used to commit another crime, such as theft or a drug offense, then this charge will often be added on to worsen the penalties for the defendant.
Illinois citizens are not entirely aware of the state’s gun laws and how they apply to different circumstances, and this can lead to criminal charges. In other scenarios, a person may be wrongfully charged with a weapon offense or may have had his or her rights violated during a search or arrest. By carefully investigating the circumstances surrounding your case, your weapon charges can determine how to best approach your defense.
Types of Weapon Charges We Defend Include:
- Possession of a weapon without a permit
- Possession with intent to cause harm or commit a crime
- Unlawful use of a weapon
- Aggravated discharge of a firearm
- Assault with a deadly weapon or firearm
- Unlawful concealed carry of a firearm
- Armed habitual criminal
Many people charged with these offenses have questions about their rights. When it comes to weapon charges, your rights matter, but the law can be difficult to interpret in these affairs. Without skilled legal representation, even justified self-defense can be labeled as a crime. The law is designed to protect your rights, but you will need someone with the knowledge and experience to apply it to your benefit in court.