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- Unlawful Use of a Weapon 720 ILCS 5/24-1
- Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon 720 ILCS 5/24-1.1
- Unlawful Possession of Firearm/Weapons 720 ILCS 5/24-3.1
- Armed Habitual Criminal 720 ILCS 5/24-1.7
- Reckless Discharge of a Firearm 720 ILCS 5/24-1.5
- Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm 720 ILCS 5/24-1.2
- Possession of a Stolen Firearm 720 ILCS 5/24-3.8
- Possession of a Firearm by a Felon 720 ILCS 5/24-1.1
- Unlawful Sale or Delivery of Firearms 720 ILCS 5/24-3
The State of Illinois has extremely strict gun laws. In many cases, the police uncover guns from the result of a traffic stop or a search. Under the United States Constitution’s Fourth Amendment however, citizens are protected from unreasonable searches and seizures.
Unlawful Use of a Weapon-Under this law, one can be prosecuted for a wide variety of actions. Mere possession of a firearm or ammunition can result in a charge. In addition to firearms, this statute covers knives and other types of weapons. While in some cases first time offenders can be charged with a misdemeanor, being charged under this broad law can also result in a felony. Probation is no longer available, even for first time offenders, for those charged under this statute unless they possess a valid firearm owner’s identification card (FOID) or unless the person charged is under the age of 18. Regarding a handgun, even if you do maintain a FOID card, carrying an uncased gun under the seat or in the glove compartment will result in a UUW charge unless registered with a local police department. You need an aggressive defense lawyer to not only review the evidence against you but to make sure that police did not violate your constitutional rights. Call NOW: 773-624-8366. The consultation is free.