Reeder & Brown, P.C.



Joliet Weapons and Firearms Defense Lawyer

Lawyers for Clients Facing Charges of Illegal Firearms in Mokena, Romeoville, and Will 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, the experienced team at Reeder & Brown, P.C. is prepared to fight to protect your rights and your future.

Unlawful Use of a Weapon Defense Lawyer in Plainfield

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
  • 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 State Police. A separate concealed carry weapons (CCW) license is required for those who wish legally carry a concealed firearm. Possessing or carrying a firearm without the appropriate licensing can result in criminal charges being filed against you. Illegal possession of a firearm, carrying a firearm without a valid FOID card, or carrying a concealed weapon without a CCW license is usually a Class A misdemeanor for a first offense. However, weapons offenses may sometimes be charged as felonies based on the circumstances of a case, such as whether a weapon was carried in a public location such as a school or park or whether a firearm was discharged.

At Reeder & Brown, P.C., our attorneys realize 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 if a warrant was obtained on questionable grounds, your rights may have been compromised. Our team will thoroughly investigate your case and the circumstances leading up to your arrest. 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 advocate for your rights before a judge and jury.

Contact Our Will County Weapons Offenses Lawyers

To learn how we can help you defend against weapons and firearms violations in Illinois, contact Reeder & Brown, P.C. right away. Call 815-885-5980 to set up a complimentary consultation with an experienced defense attorney. Our firm provides legal representation for clients in Joliet, Mokena, Crest Hill, Romeoville, Bolingbrook, Plainfield, and throughout Will County.

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