Illinois has some of the strictest gun laws in the country, meaning that the laws that surround carrying and using a firearm in a crime could lead to jail time, expensive fines, and a criminal record.
Gun crime charges are often filed in conjunction with violent offenses, drug possession, or property-related charges like theft. Possession of a firearm or another type of concealed weapon during the commission of a crime can significantly increase the penalties you will face if convicted.
Crimes that would generally qualify as misdemeanors might increase to felonies if the alleged offender used a gun while committing the crime. The use of a weapon makes any crime more serious, and therefore subject to greater penalties, such as mandatory prison.
If this is a repeat offense, you could be facing mandatory minimum sentences involving lengthy imprisonment. Our gun crime attorneys have experience working in all areas of criminal law. We will develop a comprehensive approach to your case as we assess every detail and form a strategic plan.