Allegations of illegal weapon possession, use, or sale can lead to severe federal and state penalties. If you’re facing gun charges in Chicago, Cook County, the South Suburbs, or Maywood, you need an advocate who understands the relevant statutes and constitutional issues. The Law Offices of James F. DiQuattro helps ensure that your rights are secured at every stage. Whether you’re accused of violating Illinois laws on possession or federal regulations on weapons sales, we have the skills and experience to create a strategy designed to achieve your best possible result.
Arrested for state or federal firearms violations? Phone our offices at (312) 376-0020 or contact us online to book your free, initial consultation.
Gun & Weapon Crimes in Illinois
Illinois gun laws address various types of activities related to firearms and weapons as well as the types of weapons that are prohibited. In general, those who wish to buy and use guns are required to meet specific criteria for eligibility. They also must wait for 24 to 72 hours, depending on the type of firearm, before being allowed to take possession of the gun. Examples of prohibited weapons in the state include machine guns, silencers, stun guns, and more.
Our firm handles all charges related to firearms and other weapons, including:
- Armed violence
- Armed habitual criminal
- Aggravated discharge of a firearm
- Unlawful use of a weapon
- Aggravated unlawful use of a weapon
- Defacing the identification marks of a firearm
- Unlawful use or possession of a weapon by a felon
- Violation of the FOID (Firearm Owner’s Identification Card) Card Act
We can also provide comprehensive legal support for any weapons issue governed by federal law. These issues can include Second Amendment rights, Brady Bill background checks, alleged sale to ineligible buyers, possession in prohibited federal areas, and registration and weapon classification.
At The Law Offices of James F. DiQuattro, we have the background and knowledge to guide you through the specific rules and procedures in federal court while aggressively defending your rights.
Fighting for Your Rights & Best Interests in Illinois
No matter the specific circumstances of your case, our Chicago gun and weapons crimes attorney is well-versed in all weapon laws and is backed by years of experience defending the accused in the local state and federal courts. If you are facing any type of weapon-related crime, you need a dedicated advocate on your side as soon as possible. We highly recommend that you take advantage of our free consultation to get advice and guidance regarding the specifics of your case.
Learn More About How We Can Help in a Free, Initial Consultation
With fines, jail time, and a permanent criminal record at stake from any weapons-related conviction, you need a strong and dedicated defender. Let the Law Offices of James F. DiQuattro help you navigate the criminal justice system. Contact us to get started with your case evaluation today.