Weapons Crimes and Felony Defense in Illinois
Weapons charges can carry serious penalties, even for individuals without a prior record. Carrying a weapon without a license, transporting a weapon across the state or even unknowingly possessing an illegal firearm can result in serious fines, jail time and can be damaging to your record, even affecting your right to vote. At Sullivan & VonBokel, P.C., our attorneys are prepared to handle even the most complex cases involving weapons offenses. With over 30 years of experience, we can effectively investigate your case, identify your defense options, and aggressively work to defeat charges and minimize penalties.
Your Right to Bear Arms and Criminal Charges
Any weapons offense can affect your long-term rights to bear arms. In some cases, you could lose the right to hunt or carry a gun in the future. These consequences are in addition to any penalties that you may face. For members of the military, a felony conviction could affect your military career and leave you unable to serve. Our attorneys have extensive experience in weapons crimes investigations and defense and will employ skill, strategy, and dedicated advocacy to achieve results.
Our Fairview Heights weapons charge attorneys are experienced with cases involving:
- Crimes involving guns, knives and ammunition
- Possession of firearms without identification requirements
- Out-of-state drivers transporting weapons through Illinois
- Having a gun without a FOID card
- Felons in possession of weapons
- Weapons and a felony offense
Crimes Committed With a Weapon
Some of the most serious charges arise when a defendant is accused of using a weapon while committing another crime. These cases involve complex fact scenarios that require an intensive investigation on your behalf. We will review all evidence in your case, consult with witnesses, and use our own research strategies to build an effective defense. Our priority is to defeat charges when possible, seek a plea bargain or negotiation, or aggressively defend your interests in court.
Schedule Your Free Consultation — Belleville Gun Crime Defense Attorneys
We offer clients the legal counsel they need at every step of the process. Contact us online or call 618-207-4473 to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced Fairview Heights, Illinois, criminal defense lawyer.