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Weapons Charges

A look at weapons violations in Illinois

Under Illinois law, a weapon refers to a large assortment of instruments that can cause harm to another individual. Common weapons regulated by state laws include firearms, stun guns, tasers, bombs, grenades and more. Often it is the manner of use of the potential...

What could cause me to lose my gun rights?

The rights afforded to you in the U.S. Constitution are not without exceptions. Most notably, your gun rights can easily go away if you find yourself in certain legal situations.  According to Giffords Law Center, you will lose your gun rights if you have a felony...

How does state law recognize self-defense?

A situation might arise in which you have to use a gun to defend yourself. It may not be pleasant to think about, yet many people find they must employ deadly force to fend off an attacker. You may wonder if Illinois law will safeguard your right to self-defense if it...

Defending a weapons charge in Illinois

The state of Illinois has very specific laws for possession of a firearm.  It requires gun owners to apply for and obtain what is known as a Firearm Owners Identification Card, or FOID for short.  To obtain this card, applicants must consent to a federal background...