Illinois Firearm Charges Defense Attorneys
The state of Illinois has a long history of strict firearm and weapons regulations. While the past few years have seen some more lenient measures enacted in Illinois, the state's gun control laws still rank among the most stringent in the United States. Facing a weapons-related charge is a grave matter, and a conviction can result in severe penalties along with a permanent blemish on your criminal record. If you are confronted with charges related to illegal possession or use of any type of weapon, the seasoned lawyers at McMahon Law Offices are dedicated to safeguarding your rights. We are committed to helping you avoid a conviction.
Protecting Your Second Amendment Rights in Illinois
The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees "the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." Since its inclusion in our nation's founding principles, the right to own and carry a firearm or other weapon has been the subject of numerous legal challenges. Despite evolving public opinion and changes in gun control statutes, the courts have consistently upheld an individual's right to possess and carry a weapon within reasonable limitations.
At McMahon Law Offices, we are unwavering in our commitment to assist our clients in preserving and defending their constitutional rights. With a background as former prosecutors, our attorneys have firsthand experience with the potential dangers posed by a weapon in the wrong hands. Nevertheless, we firmly believe that the majority of gun owners are responsible individuals who diligently abide by state and local laws. Weapons charges often arise from inadvertent errors or oversights, such as failing to properly secure a firearm while transporting it in a vehicle. Regardless of the nature of the charges against you, we are prepared to offer assistance.
Defense Attorneys Handling Firearms Violations
In Illinois, legal ownership of a firearm requires obtaining a Firearm Owner Identification (FOID) card issued by the State Police. To carry a concealed firearm, you must also possess a Concealed Carry License. However, both a FOID card and a concealed carry license have specific limitations and do not grant you unrestricted carrying privileges. Under Illinois law, carrying a weapon in certain locations, including schools, libraries, government buildings, public parks, bars, and hospitals, remains illegal.
Possession of a firearm without a FOID card or following the revocation of your FOID due to a criminal conviction is a criminal offense. In most instances, weapons offenses are classified as felonies, carrying significant criminal penalties and long-term repercussions. Leveraging our legal background and knowledge, we are prepared to help you secure a favorable resolution while ensuring fair treatment throughout the legal process.
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Whether you are facing weapons-related charges or suspect your Second Amendment rights have been compromised, do not hesitate to contact our office for guidance. Arrange a free, confidential consultation by calling McMahon Law Offices at 630-953-4400 today. Our attorneys are dedicated to serving individuals and families in Chicago, Oakbrook, Hinsdale, Oak Park, Elmhurst, Westmont, Lombard, DuPage County, Cook County, Kane County, Will County, and throughout the surrounding area.