Unlawful Possession of a Weapon Charges for Plainfield Man
An Illinois man is facing various criminal charges, including unlawful possession of a weapon. These charges were brought by local law enforcement after they conducted searches of his home and business, a tattoo shop. In addition to the unlawful possession of a weapon charge, he is also facing charges of drug possession.
As the search warrant was executed, Illinois law enforcement and the Will County Cooperative Police Assistance Team reportedly found prescription medication and possibly evidence of intent to distribute these controlled substances. His charges also included a felony charge of possession of body armor and weapons. The defendant’s home is very close to a school zone and it has been indicated that he has faced criminal charges in the past.
It is not clear what circumstances led to the execution of the search warrants in his business and home. While it does seem apparent that there is a significant amount of evidence against him, it should be noted that he can challenge any of the circumstances leading to his arrest. His rights as a defendant also include the right to present evidence for the benefit of his defense.
Unlawful possession of a weapon is a serious charge and when combined with the other drug charges, the man is facing a serious legal predicament. However, he is still considered innocent unless a significant burden of proof is presented to prove otherwise. The rights of defendants accused of any crime should be observed and carefully defended. Any violation of his rights could have a bearing on the outcome of his criminal case.
Source: patch.com, “Plainfield Tattoo Shop Owner Faces Drug, Weapon Charges“, Shannon Antinori, March 26, 2014
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