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58 North Chicago Street, #509, Joliet, IL 60432

Joliet Weapons Charges Attorney

Will County Weapons Charges Attorney

Defense Lawyer for Firearms Violations in Plainfield, Bolingbrook, and Will County

While recent updates to the law have been relatively more permissive, gun control statutes in Illinois are among the most stringent in the entire county. The Second Amendment guarantees the right of citizens to bear arms, but to do so in Illinois, you must remain fully compliant with the state's restrictions and licensing requirements. A criminal charge for a weapons violation is a serious matter and one that could impact the rest of your life. If you have been accused of illegally possessing or using a weapon, the knowledgeable team at the Law Offices of Blake Stone, P.C. can help protect your constitutional rights.

Veteran Attorney Defending the Rights of Clients in Plainfield

Attorney Blake Stone is a former DuPage County prosecutor and a proud veteran of the United States Army. He served his country with distinction for more than 20 years, including two combat tours in Iraq. As a veteran, he believes that the rights afforded by the Constitution are significant and must be defended aggressively when necessary. As a practitioner of the law, he also understands the need for responsible limitations to promote public safety and welfare. With his background and experience, Mr. Stone is equipped to help those facing weapons and firearm charges of all types.

Romeoville Illegal Weapons Defense

Before you are legally permitted to own or possess a firearm in Illinois, you must obtain a Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) through the State Police. An additional certification known as a Concealed Carry License (CCL) is mandatory if you want to carry a concealed firearm. Neither the FOID or the CCL offers unrestricted rights to carry a gun wherever or whenever you wish. It is a violation of Illinois law to carry a firearm in a school, library, government building, hospital, bar, public park, airport, zoo, and many other publicly accessible locations. It is also a criminal offense to carry a gun without your FOID or CCL on your person.

If you do not have a FOID or your FOID has been revoked for any reason, possessing any firearm is against the law. In most cases, illegal possession or use of a firearm are handled by the courts as felonies, which could result in hefty fines and possible prison sentences following a conviction.

Non-Firearm Weapons Offenses

At the Law Offices of Blake Stone, P.C., we realize that weapons charges may include more than just guns. Illinois law also prohibits the possession and possession with intent use a variety of other dangerous items as well, including but not limited to brass or ceramic knuckles, throwing stars, bludgeons, ballistic knives, and tear gas.

In most weapons cases, the weapon or weapons are critical to the prosecution's case. This means that if a gun, knife, or other weapon was found during an illegal search by law enforcement, Attorney Blake Stone will work to get all of the charges against you dismissed. He and his team will investigate the details of your arrest and processing to find any and all information that could be used to build an effective defense.

Call a Will County Lawyer Today

If you are facing any type of weapons charges, it is important to take action immediately. Contact our office to discuss your case and explore your available options. Call the Law Offices of Blake Stone, P.C. at 630-988-9384 for a free, confidential consultation today. Our firm is located in historic downtown Joliet across from the Will County Courthouse, and we proudly serve Romeoville, Bolingbrook, Plainfield, Frankfort, DuPage County, and Will County.

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