A Leading Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney For Gun Crime Charges
Criminal charges related to gun crimes and other weapons offenses are very serious. Additionally, being charged with possession of a firearm while in the commission of another crime can greatly enhance the possible penalties. Our founding attorney, Bill Wolf, has more than 25 years of experience in high-stakes criminal cases. If you are facing a gun crime charge, before you do anything else, contact us.
For a free and confidential consultation with an experienced gun crime lawyer, call or text us at 312-881-9899 or complete our contact form. Wolf Criminal Law is located in downtown Chicago. We represent clients throughout Illinois, including Cook, Will, Kane and DuPage counties.
Common Gun Crimes In Illinois
Criminal charges for weapons and gun crimes in Illinois can range in severity. For example, possessing a gun without a valid permit is generally a misdemeanor, while use of a firearm in the commission of another crime is generally charged as a felony. Some of the most common weapons charges include:
- Possession of a stolen firearm
- Unlawful use of a weapon
- Aggravated unlawful use of a weapon
- Aggravated criminal sexual assault with the use of a firearm
- Aggravated car hijacking
- Armed robbery
The state of Illinois has some of the toughest gun laws in the country. A conviction for first-degree murder with a gun can result in a life sentence. If a gun is used in the commission of an interstate drug crime or is involved in a federal crime, then a weapons charge may also be brought in federal criminal court.
CCL | FOID Cards | Self-Defense
The state of Illinois requires that gun owners obtain a license, called a Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card, to own a gun. Gun owners must also have a Concealed Carry License (CCL) to carry a concealed firearm. Not having these licenses could result in a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm.
In Illinois, it may be reasonable to use force in self-defense and to defend yourself against the commission of a crime. Under the Justifiable Use of Force law, deadly force can only be used if you reasonably believe that you or another person is in imminent danger of death or great harm.
At Wolf Criminal Law, we have extensive experience in a variety of defenses against gun crime charges. Proving self-defense is one defense strategy. To learn more about our experience in these matters, please see our case results.
Contact Wolf Criminal Law For A Free Consultation
If you are facing a gun charge, do not risk your future and freedom by hiring an inexperienced attorney. At Wolf Criminal Law, we are available to answer your questions and give your case the full attention it deserves. We offer a free initial consultation. To schedule your free appointment, call or text our office at 312-881-9899 or complete our contact form. Our office is in downtown Chicago, and we represent clients throughout Illinois.