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Gun violence is on the rise in the United States. While many people feel strongly about the second amendment, the fact of the matter is that society has no patience for those who break the law with a firearm. If you have been charged with a gun-related offense then you are facing serious consequences including incarceration, fines, and the inability to carry a weapon in the future. You require legal representation in such situations. Our Chicago gun crimes lawyer assists Cook County defendants who are facing charges. Contact our Orland Park office today to speak with an attorney.
Firearm-related charges come in several different forms. One may be accused of using a gun in connection with a crime of violence, in connection with a drug-related offense, or one may be charged as being a felon in possession of a firearm. Such cases will almost always be charged as a felony and quite often may be considered a federal offense. Typical weapons charges include:
Regardless of what charges you face you can rest assured that the prosecution will pursue the matter with vigor. If you have been arrested then you should seek legal representation immediately.
The first step in such a case is to enter a plea of guilty or not guilty at your arraignment. Bail in such matters will typically be much higher, if it is available at all, due to the fact that the case involves a gun. Many such matters involve search and seizure issues stemming from law enforcement’s finding the firearm. The amount of time which you are facing will depend on the offense as well as on what other offenses have been charged along with the gun crime.
Michael J. Brennan is a Chicago criminal defense lawyer assisting those who face firearm related charges. Michael will immediately acquire the arrest reports, and any other evidence, to determine whether your rights were violated by the police. If finding the firearm was the result of a Fourth Amendment violation then our office will file a Motion to Suppress the gun from evidence. In many instances, such as when possession of the gun is the sole offense charge, keeping it out of Court can essentially end the case. If necessary Michael will take your case to trial and aggressively protect your interests. We understand that you are facing a serious situation and our attorney will take it seriously. Contact us today.
Michael is a former prosecutor who primarily handled drug and gang offenses while with the State’s Attorney’s office. With over thirty years of experience he has handled many such matters and can give you a realistic outlook as to whether the Court may grant a Suppression Motion or whether the Jury may be receptive to your arguments. Do not risk your future to a lesser experienced lawyer. We are ready to assist you.