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The state of Illinois has long been known for its strict laws regarding weapons and firearms. Over the last few years, more permissive measures have been enacted in Illinois, but the state's gun control regulations remain some of the most stringent in the nation. A weapons charge is a serious matter, and a conviction will likely result in severe penalties as well as a permanent mark on your criminal record. If you are facing charges for illegal possession or use of any type of weapon, the experienced lawyers at McMahon Law Offices will fight to ensure your rights are protected as we seek to help you avoid a conviction.

Protecting Your Second Amendment Rights in Illinois

The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees that "the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." In the years since the Second Amendment became part of our nation's founding principles, there have been countless legal challenges regarding an individual's right to own and carry a firearm or other weapon. While public opinion and the details of gun control statutes have evolved, the courts have made it very clear: with reasonable limitations, a person has the right to own and carry a weapon.

At McMahon Law Offices, we are committed to helping our clients fight for and protect their constitutional rights. As former prosecutors, our attorneys have seen firsthand how dangerous a weapon can be in the wrong hands, but we believe that most gun owners are mature, responsible individuals who make every effort to follow the laws of the state and their local municipality. Weapons charges often stem from simple mistakes or oversights—such as failing to secure a gun in its case while transporting it in your car—and we are prepared to help you no matter what the charges against you may be.

Oak Brook Lawyers for Firearms Violations

To own a firearm legally in Illinois, you must first obtain a Firearm Owner Identification (FOID) card issued by the State Police. To carry a concealed firearm, you will need an additional Concealed Carry License. Neither a FOID card or a licence, however, allow you to have a gun on your person wherever or whenever you like. Under Illinois law, it is still illegal to carry a weapon in a school, library, government building, public park, bar, hospital, and a number of other locations.

Possession of a firearm without a FOID, or after your FOID has been revoked due to a criminal conviction, is illegal. In most cases, weapons offenses are charged as felonies, carrying with them serious criminal penalties and long-lasting consequences. With our background and knowledge of the law, however, we are equipped to help you obtain a favorable outcome while ensuring you are treated fairly throughout the process.

Call 630-953-4400 for a Free Consultation

If you have been charged with a weapons offense or you believe that your Second Amendment rights have been compromised, contact our office for guidance. Call 630-953-4400 for your free, confidential consultation at McMahon Law Offices today. We are proud to serve clients throughout DuPage County, Cook County, Kane County, and Will County.

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