Decatur Weapon Charge Attorney
Understanding Illinois Weapons Laws
If you have been charged with a weapon offense in the state of Illinois, you will need a Decatur criminal defense attorney to assist you in your defense. At Johnson Law Group, we represent people who have been charged with any type of weapon offense and help them aggressively fight for their rights. In addition to guns, weapons include knives and any object used to harm another individual. If you or a loved one is being prosecuted for a weapon offense, take the time to contact a Decatur criminal defense lawyer from our firm.
Consequences of a Weapon- or Gun-Related Offense
Some of the most common forms of weapons charges that our firm handles include the possession of a firearm, use of a firearm, unlawful selling of a firearm, discharging of a firearm and brandishing a firearm. The charge of possession of a firearm can vary depending on the specific circumstances.
Depending on the type of weapon that is involved, the charge, and potential penalty, can vary. Possession of a firearm in an establishment that sells alcohol is a Class 4 felony, and possession of a loaded machine gun is a Class X felony. A conviction for a weapon offense can lead to serious penalties.
At Johnson Law Group, we are aggressive and knowledgeable attorneys who understand what it takes to defend our clients' rights. If you are under investigation for any type of weapon charge, whether by itself or in conjunction with another charge, our firm can help you at once. Many of our attorneys are former prosecutors and former police officers who can offer invaluable insight into the legal process.
We understand the criminal justice system and are prepared to assist you through every step of your case. Contact us today!
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