Kane County Gun Charge Attorney
Attorney for Individuals facing Gun or Weapons Charges in Kane, DuPage & Cook County
The laws regarding firearm possession in the state of Illinois are among the strictest in the country. While the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides citizens with the right to bear arms, those rights are not unlimited. If you wish to own or carry a gun in Illinois, you must comply with the state's licensing requirements and restrictions. Failure to do so can result in serious charges that could affect the rest of your life. If you have been charged with any type of weapons violation, Attorney Viviana Ramirez is prepared to fight to protect your rights and your future.
UNLAWFUL USE OF A WEAPON DEFENSE ATTORNEY
Under Illinois law, firearms are not the only type of weapons that are strictly controlled. You may face criminal charges for the unlawful use of a weapon if you are suspected of:
Buying, selling, or possessing a blackjack, bludgeon, brass (or other material) knuckles, throwing star, or switchblade knife;
Carrying with intent to use on another a dagger, stiletto, razor, stun gun or taser;
Carrying or possessing tear gas or other noxious substances; or
Buying, selling, or possessing a bomb, bomb-shell, grenade, or other explosive devices.
Unlawful use of a weapon may be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the type of weapon involved and other factors, such as possession in a school, bar, or government building.
FIREARMS VIOLATIONS IN ILLINOIS
In order to legally own a firearm in Illinois, you must apply for and obtain a Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card through the Illinois Department of State Police. A separate license is required for those who wish legally carry a concealed weapon. Possessing or carrying a firearm without the appropriate licensing can result in criminal charges filed against you. Illegal possession of a handgun is automatically a Class 4 felony for a first offense, and depending on the circumstances, the charges may be elevated if the weapon was discharged.
Attorney Viviana Ramirez realizes that many weapons and firearms charges are based on evidence seized during police raids and searches. If such a search was conducted without a warrant or the warrant was obtained on questionable grounds, your rights may have been compromised. Our team will thoroughly investigate the circumstances leading up to your arrest, and if the evidence against you was seized in an illegal search, we will fight to have the charges dismissed. If necessary, however, our lawyers are also fully prepared to take your case trial and to advocate for your rights before a judge and jury.
From our law offices in Aurora & Chicago Illinois, Ramirez Law proudly serves clients gun and weapon related crimes throughout Kane County, DuPage County, Kendall County and Cook County including, but not limited to, North Aurora, Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles, Elgin, Wheaton, Warrenville, Naperville, Elburn, Campton Hills, Wayne, Winfield and the city of Chicago.