It’s been said that Chicago has the “toughest gun laws” in the country – but is that really true? And more importantly, what happens to you if you’re caught with a gun you’re not supposed to have? Chicago’s Gun Laws: Not the Toughest in the Country Chicago has gun laws, just like every other city…

Illinois has some of the strictest gun laws in the country—but if you have a valid Firearm Owner’s Identification card, or FOID, you’re allowed to possess a gun. That doesn’t mean you can carry it with you wherever you go, though. Unless you’re transporting your gunfrom one location to another for a valid purpose (like moving, going…

Chicago is famous for its strict gun control laws — and that’s because the penalties for felony gun crimes are so harsh. If you’ve been accused of this type of crime, it’s probably a good idea for you to get in touch with a felony gun crime defense lawyer in Chicago, Skokie, or Rolling Meadows. The…

Most people who have been convicted of a felony can’t possess or use a weapon in the state of Illinois. So what happens if you’ve lost your Second Amendment right to own or possess a firearm, but you have one anyway… and you’re caught with it? Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon If…

The state of Illinois is serious about its weapons laws – and if you’ve ever been hit with a gun or weapon charge in Chicago, you understand how serious the consequences of a conviction can be. But what are Illinois’ weapons laws, and how could they affect you? Illinois Gun Laws The gun laws in Illinois are some…

Chicago is notoriously strict when it comes to gun control laws, and those laws even extend to the trunk of your car. In fact, all of Illinois—including Schaumburg, Skokie and Rolling Meadows—falls under those very stringent regulations. Transportation of Weapons in Illinois Criminal Code The way you transport your firearm matters. Whether you have a…

Many people in Chicago (and all over the country, for that matter) own firearms – they’re convenient to have for self-defense, property protection… the list goes on. However, a segment of our population is barred completely from owning any kind of firearm: felons. If you’re one of them, you need to know that there are…

One would naturally assume that the firing of a gun is necessary in order to be arrested for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon.  After all, the gun has to be “used” in the traditional sense of the term as the title of the offense indicates right? The reality is that a gun does not…