Weapons charges are difficult. Often times, those charged with unlawfully possessing a weapon, or being a felon in possession of a weapon, will face not only State but also, federal charges. It is so important that you get an attorney as soon as possible to represent your interests, and protect you.
Many times police will go outside of the law to get the evidence they need to justify their unlawful investigations. Police can stop a car for virtually any reason – speeding, failing to stop at a red light, failure to use a turn signal, or simply that the license plate not being properly illuminated. Many times, the real reason a person is pulled over is because the officer knows the person he is stopping has a criminal record. Once the officer stops the vehicle, he asks for permission to search it, and more often than not, the person gives consent because they believe they have to. The end result – the officer finds a weapon and the person is now facing criminal charges. Sometimes the person did not know the gun was there. Other times, the person innocently forgot the weapon was there. Either way, the penalty is steep.
Those who are on supervised release from federal prison face an even direr situation. The federal government can choose to prosecute these persons for 1) violating the provisions of their supervised release, and also 2) being a felon in possession of a weapon. Federal judges can use their discretion to sentence a person to a consecutive term of imprisonment. That means that they not only face the State sentence, but also a federal sentence afterwards.
If you are facing criminal charges for unlawfully possessing a weapon, you need an attorney NOW!
In very many of these cases, the police obtain their evidence by violating the 4th Amendment of the Constitution, which guarantees your right against unreasonable searches and seizures. I will work aggressively to identify the flaws in the government’s technique to obtain evidence and move to suppress it. The end result may very well be a dismissal of all charges.
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When the government accuses you of a crime, I am here for you. One of the biggest reasons people run into trouble in Illinois with weapons charges is because they fail to obtain a Firearm Owner’s Identification Card (FOID). A FOID card is required by law to enable anyone to own a gun within Illinois. Sometimes people move here legally owning weapons from another State, and while en route, they get stopped by a police officer and charged with a felony and now they face prison time. I represent precisely these people – people facing charges that arise from:
- Illegal possession
- Drug charges
Contact Me Now For Legal Help. To speak with me, St. Clair County defense attorney Stephen Adamsky, about the charges you or your loved one may face, call me at 618-484-7761, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your initial consultation will be free, and I offer easy fee arrangements to meet your needs.
Belleville Criminal Defense Attorney
Stephen Adamsky, St. Clair County Criminal Justice Attorney