DuPage County, IL Weapons Charges Defense Attorney
Serving Clients Charged with Gun Violations in Elmhurst, Oak Brook, and Wheaton
An allegation of a weapons offense in Illinois is a serious matter. The impact to your life and future can be severe, as a weapons charge may be prosecuted as a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the circumstances of the situation. Choosing the right attorney can greatly affect the outcome of your case, so if you have been charged with a weapons offense, you need skilled representation from a lawyer who will fight for you.
Attorney Clarissa R. E. Myers is an approachable yet tenacious defense attorney with the experience you need in handling weapons-related charges. She approaches each and every case with an unequaled work ethic and attention to detail. Having worked with many clients in similar situations, Ms. Myers is ready to work with you and provide you with the legal advice and representation that you deserve.
Illinois Weapons Charges
The gun control laws in the state of Illinois are among the strongest in the nation. In fact, Illinois was the last state in the country to permit the carrying of concealed firearms by properly licensed individuals. A person with a valid Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) card or a concealed carry permit, however, must still adhere to the state’s regulations regarding the possession and registration of any type of weapon.
While a large number of weapons charges filed in Illinois each year are associated with guns, other dangerous items are also included under the state’s Unlawful Use of Weapons law. Although not an exhaustive list, it is illegal in Illinois to simply possess a:
- Throwing star,
- Black-jack, and
- Brass knuckles.
Additionally, weapons charges may also be brought against an individual who possesses with the intent to use against another person items including daggers, razors, stun guns, tasers, and even broken bottles or pieces of glass.
Working to Protect Your Rights
When an illegal weapon is found on your person or in your vehicle, it is important to remember that you still have rights under the law. You have the right to remain silent and to speak to an attorney before admitting any ownership to the police. Proper procedures for search and seizure must be followed by law enforcement at all times or your case may be dismissed. A qualified lawyer like Ms. Myers can help investigate the details of your arrest and determine if your Fourth Amendment rights have been violated.
Contact a Weapons Charges Attorney in DuPage County
Whether you have been charged with a weapons offense related to the simple possession of a weapon, or in conjunction with any other crime, the consequences can be severe. Conviction on weapons charges can carry penalties of up to $25,000 in fines and up to Class X sentencing in prison. Subsequent offenses may result in even more severe sentencing.
If you are facing any type of weapons-related charges, contact Myers Law LLC at 844-9-THE-LAW (844-984-3529844-984-3529) to schedule a free 15 minute phone consultation. Located in Oak Brook, Illinois, our firm is proud to serve clients in Oakbrook Terrace, Addison, Aurora, Glendale Heights, Addison, Wheaton, Elmhurst, and the surrounding areas. Se habla español.