Orland Park Weapons Charges Attorneys

Protecting Rights of Clients Facing Weapons Charges in Bedford Park, Tinley Park, and Northern Illinois

The Second Amendment may protect your right to bear arms, but it is not an unlimited right. In fact, state and federal laws impose several restrictions on the purchase, ownership, and use of firearms. Failure to adhere to them, intentionally or not, places you at risk for a weapons charge. At Fotopoulos Law Office, we strive to protect you from the consequences of such charges. We are dedicated to helping you achieve the most favorable outcome possible, and we will take swift and immediate action as we help you defend against criminal charges.

Required Licenses and Permits in Illinois

Anyone who wishes to legally purchase a firearm in Illinois must have a Firearm Owner's Identification (FOID) card. In addition, those who wish to carry a concealed weapon in public must have a concealed carry permit. State law does not permit ownership of a FOID card or carry permit for convicted felons or certain adjudicated juveniles. Minors under the age of 18, individuals who are considered to be mentally impaired, and individuals who are addicted to certain controlled substances are also barred from obtaining a licensing or permit for the purchase or concealed carrying of a firearm.

Owning, carrying, purchasing, or discharging a weapon without a license or permit can result in serious criminal charges that may have potentially life-altering consequences. Individuals who are banned from obtaining a license or permit are at an especially high risk for severe penalties. Our attorney serves as an aggressive advocate for those who are facing misdemeanor and felony weapons charges. With more than 20 years of experience, we fight to protect your rights and your future.

Prohibitions on Weapon Types and Locations

Certain weapons, such as bludgeons, sling-shots, knuckle weapons, switchblades, and throwing stars are illegal to own, purchase, or possess in Illinois. There are also certain locations where the carrying of a concealed weapon is banned. These locations include (but are not limited to):

  • Schools and daycare facilities
  • Bars or other places where alcohol is served
  • Public transit
  • Fairs and festivals
  • Parks and playgrounds
  • Gambling facilities
  • Zoos and amusement parks
  • Airports
  • Jails and other detention centers
  • Hospitals and mental health facilities
  • Nuclear power plants
  • Nursing homes

Failure to adhere to any of these restrictions can result in a weapons charge, even for those who have the proper weapons licensing and permits. If you or someone you love are facing weapons charges for the purchase, possession, or use of an illegal weapon or for possessing a weapon in a restricted area, contact our attorney and obtain the skilled representation that you deserve.

Contact Our Orland Park Weapons Charges Attorney

At Fotopoulos Law Office, we work hard to protect the futures of our clients. We are known for our dedication and personalized touch, and we will aggressively pursue the most favorable outcome possible in your misdemeanor or felony weapons case. Contact us at 708-942-8400 and schedule your free consultation. We assist clients throughout Joliet, Mokena, Orland Park, Homer Glen, Tinley Park, Palos Heights, Bedford Park, Burbank, Will County, and northern Illinois.

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