Experienced and Skilled Weapons Charge Lawyer in Chicago
The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution makes something very clear – it is your constitutional right to possess and own a firearm. The U.S. Supreme Court reaffirmed this right in the landmark D.C. v. Heller decision. In this decision, the Court declared that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to possess a firearm, unconnected with service in a militia, for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home.
There are many other laws in place that govern the use of this firearm, and there are specific cases in which you may forfeit this right. For example, if you have been convicted of a felony then you may be denied your right to own a firearm of any kind. Otherwise, you are not breaking the law in owning a firearm.
A person may have a weapon for protection in our state, but there are regulations concerning its possession and use. It is important to know these laws and follow them so you do not run afoul of the law, such as having a permit.
There are many different ways to violate the law and face charges of weapons offenses. If you have been charged with a weapons offense then it is vitally important that you seek legal assistance in your case. Weapons offenses must be fought to avoid conviction and the penalties which go with it, such as fines, community service, probation, or jail time. There are a number of illegal acts which can result in a weapons charge and require defense by a skilled weapons charge lawyer, such as any of the following among many others:
- Armed robbery
- Possession of a weapon by a minor
- Possession of a weapon by a convicted felon
- Carrying a concealed weapon without a license
- Unlawful possession of a weapon
- Unlawful sale of a weapon
- Aggravated discharge of a weapon
Why You Should Hire a Skilled Chicago Weapons Charge Attorney
Attorney defends clients against an array of serious weapons charges. From unlawful gun possession to intent to harm with a weapon, Attorney stands ready to help individuals resolve nearly every type of weapon offense. Backed by years of legal experience, Attorney Bukh is skilled in helping clients obtain the best possible results for their specific circumstances.
When preparing your defense, Chicago defense attorney uses his skill and knowledge to best protect your legal rights. He will conduct a meticulous investigation of case evidence and thoroughly research the details behind your arrest.
Weapons laws are complex, but Arkady Bukh is well versed in state and federal weapons laws.
Weapons Charges in Illinois
Weapon charges in Illinois usually stem from the possession of a firearm, but can also be lodged against a person for other weapons such as knives, switchblades, stilettos, bludgeons, brass knuckles, stun guns, and other dangerous weapons.
In Illinois, weapon charges classify as violations under the Unlawful use of Weapons statutes, commonly referred to as U.U.W.. the penalties that follow violations if the U.U.W. laws vary depending on the type of weapon possessed and the facts and circumstances of the violation.
Most frequently U.U.W. charges are based on the possession of a firearm. Firearm violations penalties vary depending on circumstances of the arrest such as whether that firearm was possessed illegally without a Firearms Owner’s Identification Card (F.O.I.D), possessed by a convicted felon, used in the commission of a crime, and other situations.
Sophisticated and Capable Defense for Various Weapons Charges
Arkady Bukh is ready and able to represent you when charged with a weapons offense, including:
- Unlawful Use of a Weapon
- Unlawful Possession of Firearms and Firearm Ammunition
- Reckless Discharge of a Firearm
- Armed Habitual Criminal
- Armed Robbery
- Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking
- Armed Violence
- Home Invasion
- Gun Running
- Firearm Owner’s Identification Card Violations
- Defacing Identification Marks of Firearms
- Federal Firearms Prohibitions
Contact Chicago Defense Lawyer for a Free Case Evaluation
Illinois laws concerning possession and use of firearms are very strict and the penalties are harsh. Prosecutors are zealous in filing charges and demanding severe penalties. This is why you deserve a top-notch defense lawyer to advocate for you and level the playing field. Arkady Bukh has many years of experience in defending clients facing serious weapons charges.
He has represented individuals from all walks of life including businessmen, doctors, lawyers, and political figures, among many others. Whether representing a high-profile or indigent client, all are represented with an equal vigor and tenacity. Mr. Bukh works closely with clients to effectively develop a defense strategy and makes sure they understand how to best protect their rights.
Contact him today to learn more about your legal options.