Firearms and Gun Crimes
Gun ownership and possession is a tricky topic. The right to bear arms is included in the Constitution, but even responsible gun owners may face a brush with the law if they make a mistake. Firearms are heavily regulated, which means that law enforcement pays close attention to whether you are following every rule.
As your lawyer at Alan E. Jones, P.C., I can provide a determined defense for your rights and freedom. My experience in felony cases gives me the knowledge to create detailed trial strategies. If you face felony gun charges, it is important to hire an attorney to protect you.Gun Laws Are Complex. Your Defense Must Be, Too.
Illinois residents must obtain a Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) card in order to buy or possess a gun. Furthermore, gun transactions are subject to rules related to a waiting period, maintenance of accurate sale records, and more. Before taking a firearm into your possession, it is important to fully understand federal, state and local laws – even if you are visiting from another state.
Felony gun crimes often involve violations such as:
- Illegal sale or distribution of a firearm
- Illegal possession of a firearm
- Possession of a prohibited type of weapon or weapon accessory, such as a machine gun
- Possession of a firearm with the intent to cause harm
- Possession of a firearm in a restricted area, such as a school zone or airport
A felony conviction can affect not only your ability to own a firearm but also your other rights and privileges. I work skillfully to defend my clients, helping them protect their future as much as possible. With decades of experience, I will give you straightforward advice.Get Protection From Day One
After an arrest, what you say and do can affect the rest of your case. As your criminal defense attorney, I can help you avoid mistakes while making the strongest defense argument possible. Call (847) 336-3900 or email me in Waukegan today for a free consultation.