Central Illinois Gun Offense Lawyers
Have You Been Charged for a Firearm Offense?
Weapon charges are prosecuted seriously in Illinois. With rising concerns of gun violence, you could find yourself in a politically charged legal situation after being arrested. However, you are innocent until proven guilty and entitled to a fair trial. When dealing with sensitive topics, you need an aggressive and skilled attorney who keeps the court focused on the facts.
Johnson Law Group’s team of gun offense attorneys in Central Illinois has over 100 years of combined experience. We have represented countless clients who were facing weapons charges and helped them reduce or dismiss their charges. Your right to an attorney is an important one, as it can mean the difference between a conviction and a not guilty verdict.
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.
There are several ways you can be charged with a gun offense, including:
- Unlawful use of a weapon
- Unlawful sale of a weapon
- Reckless use of a weapon
- Unlawful possession of a weapon
In some cases, gun offenses are charged as federal crimes or felonies. Any gun charge is serious, but these charges will carry stricter penalties. Thankfully, you have the power to defend yourself from them.
We Can Fight for Your Rights
Many people charged with these offenses have questions about their rights. When it comes to weapon charges, your rights do 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’ll need someone with the knowledge and experience to apply it to your benefit.
For more information, call (309) 565-8825 for a free consultation with our experienced gun offense attorneys in Central Illinois.
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