Illinois has some of the strictest gun and weapons laws in the country. Most of these felony charges come with mandatory minimum sentences prison sentences if you are found guilty. As a result, police and prosecutors are particularly aggressive when pursuing these cases. That is why we believe if you are dealing with an arrest involving gun and/or weapons charges, you should hire us to aggressively defend your rights and ensure your freedom.
When we analyze your case, we keep the following strategies in mind to defend your case:
The 4th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution is the right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure. This means police must have a search warrant or probable cause to make a search. This is probably the number one defense against a gun or weapons charge. We will analyze the facts of your case and if there was not a proper search conducted prior to the arrest or arrest, we will work tirelessly to ensure the evidence cannot be used against you.
The 5th Amendment is the right against self-incrimination, such as admissions to the police without proper warnings. Many times, clients do not know they are entitled to an attorney and have no obligation to speak to the police. We will make sure if you did make statements to police or other law enforcement which are not admissible, we will fight to keep these statements out of court.
Another possible defense is whether you are actually “in possession” of the gun or weapon. If police find the gun or weapon on your property or in your car but it does not belong to you, we will fight hard to help ensure you are found “not guilty.”