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Weapons Crimes

Does the "Mental Illness" Argument Muddy Waters on Gun-Ownership Debate?

With the proliferation of mass shootings across the country, it’s no wonder that there is increased debate about the issue of mental illness when it comes to gun ownership. The statement that is often heard is that “guns don’t kill people, people do.”  But guns make it easier to kill, especially on a large scale, and mental illness may increase the chances that people will wind up using them, frequently against themselves. While there are many ways to kill people, there is no doubt that guns are the most effective, deadly and accurate method to commit violence. Eighty percent of people...

Chicago Weapons Charge Lawyer

The gun trafficking industry is alive and well in Illinois, despite the efforts of police and prosecutors to stop the flow of guns coming in across state lines. But, due to an increase in violence in Chicago in the past two years, these efforts are increasing.  According to ...

Following an incident outside of a bar on Mothers' Day, a Chicago man now finds himself facing various criminal charges for his alleged role in the altercation. A gun was fired after a fight broke out outside of the restaurant, and the man was eventually arrested and charged with a weapons crime after first driving away from the scene. The incident occurred as he was out on parole for a different crime. According to reports, Illinois police received a call regarding a gunshot fired outside of a bar. When they arrived at the scene of the incident, people were fighting, but no one had...

Two people were recently arrested in Ford Heights after a traffic stop led to the discovery of a gun in their vehicle. The car was pulled over by Illinois law enforcement after the driver did not follow the proper procedure at a stop sign. Upon approaching the car, law enforcement claimed that they smelled marijuana. Eventually, the two people inside the vehicle were charged with weapons crime and other charges. After police asked both occupants to get out of the vehicle, the passenger of the vehicle exited the car and ran from the scene. He is 17 years old and was...

An Illinois high school student is facing a felony charge after bringing a gun to school. The student pleaded guilty to the felony weapons crime, specifically aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. Consequently, the 17-year-old high school student will serve two years of probation and face 10 months of work release. He will not be required to serve the work release unless he violates the terms of probation. Although he was charged as an adult, he has already served 75 days imprisoned in a juvenile facility. His probation terms prohibit him from having any contact with his Illinois high school, consume drugs or alcohol,...

Charges of a weapons crime can have a serious impact on the direction of your life. In most cases, if you have been charged with a weapons crime, you are facing a felony charge. Felonies are serious, potentially resulting in jail time, heavy fines and other consequences that can have a significant and long-reaching impact. Illinois gun laws are strict, and these laws have seen many changes in the recent years. It is vital to work with a lawyer who is closely familiar with these laws and applicable court procedures in order to build a defense that is suited to your...

There are many items that a person is not legally allowed to possess. One of these items is a weapon without the proper permits. Those who are caught by authorities with illegal weapons can end up facing criminal charges that can result in serious punishment. It turns out one man is now facing this situation after recently being arrested on a weapons crime and other criminal charges in Illinois. The police arrested the man after they allegedly witnessed him going through a red light at a high rate of speed. However, instead of chasing after the man, the police decided to have a...

In the state of Illinois, crimes involving weapons are almost always felonies. If convicted of a felony, you could face time in jail, your career could be in jeopardy and you may face other consequences, such as loss of reputation. It is important to remember that if you have not yet been convicted, you are still innocent in the eyes of the law. However, it is to your benefit to seek legal counsel regarding a defense for weapons crime charges. State gun laws have seen extensive changes over the last few years, so it is important that you seek the assistance of...

There are laws regulating who is allowed to own firearms and under what circumstances the firearms are allowed to be carried and used. If a person fails to adhere to these rules and regulations, he or she can face serious legal consequences which could even result in time behind bars. Five men are now facing federalweapons crime charges in Illinois. The arrests were made after law enforcement officials investigated reports of gun violence in mid-September. The ages of the accused men were reported as 27, 22, 39, 34 and 38 respectively. All of them were charged with felony possession of a...

An Illinois man is facing charges for murder and use of a deadly weapon after a bank robbery resulted in the death of two bank employees. The bank robbery took place earlier in the year, but details of the incident have come to public knowledge after a judge unsealed a warrant. The defendant is facing very serious consequences, including the death penalty, if he is convicted of use of a deadly weapon and other charges. According to the report of the robbery, the man came into the bank by using a side door. It is stated that, during the course of...

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