Adam Grosch, Gun Charge Lawyer -- Palos Hills, IL.
Serving Palos Park, Palos Heights, Orland Park, Bridgeview, Worth & The Southwest Suburbs of Chicago
Illinois Criminal Defense Lawyer for Gun and Weapon Charges
Many people are not aware of the strict gun control laws that Illinois has for carrying or transporting a weapon or handgun in their car or on their person. In order to possess a gun, whether a shotgun, rifle or handgun, you must possess a Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) Card. However, even though you may possess a FOID card, a FOID card does not give you the right to carry a weapon on your person. Also, you must follow the rules prescribed by law when transporting a gun in your car. In order to carry a handgun on your person you must be licensed with a FOID card and a Concealed Carry Permit.
If the police find you in possession of a handgun either in your car or on your person, they may claim that you illegally possessed it and may charge you with a misdemeanor or felony offense of Unlawful Use of Weapon (UUW) or Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapons. A conviction for a felony Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapons could mean jail time as could a misdemeanor conviction and could result in the loss of any gun permits you may have.
Charged with Carrying an Gun or Weapon
Very often a weapons charge can occur when a police officer pulls someone over for a traffic stop. If police find a gun during the stop, and believe me they will look for one if given the chance, the police may claim that the gun is being improperly possessed or transported in your car.
But on any arrest and in particular arrests after a traffic stop, questions must be answered. Did the police have the right to pull you over? Did the police have the right to ask you questions about whether or not you have a gun in your possession? Did the police have the right to search you or your car? Is there proof beyond a reasonable doubt that you knowingly possessed the gun? If there is evidence that you knowingly possessed the gun, were you properly transporting it? Regarding these and many other questions, there are many statutes and Appellate Court cases that bear on the answers to all these questions.
With over 30 years’ experience as a lawyer prosecuting and defending criminal cases, I, Adam Grosch, have the knowledge, experience and ability to answer those questions and to aggressively defend you.
Remember, the right attorney can make the difference. If you have been charged with a felony or misdemeanor gun possession offense or for failing to be properly licensed, then you need to call me, Adam Grosch, 708-233-0758, today!
Illinois Gun Laws -- FOID
Illinois Gun Laws can be confusing. Under the law, you must first obtain a Firearm Owner's Identification Card (FOID) before owning any gun, whether rifle, shotgun or handgun. If you want to carry a handgun on your person, you are also required to get a Concealed Carry Permit. There are also strict laws on transporting weapons. Failing to follow Illinois' strict gun laws can lead to, depending on the circumstances, to misdemeanor or felony charges for Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.
If you have been charged with any of the following weapons offenses, then contact me Adam Grosch 708-233-0758 today:
- Possession of Firearms & Handguns (UUW and aggravated UUW);
- Firearm Owner's Identification Card (FOID) Violations;
- Knives or Switchblade Knives;
- Illegal Sale or Transfer of Firearms;
- Unlawful Possession of Firearms by a Felon.