Unlawful Use of Weapons (UUW) 

If you are charged with a UUW, UUW by Felon or other possession or gun running charge in the State of Illinois, contact the HIRSCH LAW GROUP today for an assessment of the strength of your case. Gun laws in Illinois and across the United States are very specific and particularly complex. If you are a visitor from out of state and you exercise your second amendment rights by carrying a gun, even if you are in compliance in your home state, you could be charged with a firearms offense in Illinois. It takes an experienced attorney to craft the best defense for your case. HIRSCH LAW GROUP defends clients charged with these offenses all over the State of Illinois and has analyzed cross-state gun possession laws and handled a wide variety of gun possession cases.

The penalties for offenses are particularly harsh and given our current legal environment, prosecutors are unlikely to give you the benefit of the doubt. Your case may need to go to a hearing or trial in order for you to secure the best outcome. HIRSCH LAW GROUP is prepared to put the government to its burden of proof.

Armed Habitual Criminal

Armed Habitual Criminal charges in Illinois are Class X felony charges and very serious. If you have been charged with armed habitual criminal charges then you will need an aggressive weapons attorney that is experienced in defending these charges representing you in court. Many people feel blindsided when facing these charges because they can stem from something as simple as traffic stop where a weapon is discovered and then past convictions come into play that you may have already served time for. 

If you have been convicted of previous weapons charges listed below twice such as possession, selling, receive / transfer of a firearm, the prosecutor can decide to charge you with an Armed Habitual Criminal Offense. 

  • Cannabis Control Act violations that are classified as a Class 3 Felony
  • Intimidation (both aggravated and not aggravated)
  • Unlawful use of a weapon by a felon
  • Forcible felony
  • Burglary / Home Invasion
  • Aggravated and Non Aggravated Carjacking
  • Aggravated Child Battery
  • Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm
  • Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Convicted Felon (both aggravated and not aggravated)
  • Felon in possession of a firearm

Illinois gun laws are very strict and not understanding the seriousness of a gun charge can result in serious jail time. A conviction of Armed Habitual Criminal charges is considered a Class X felony and has a sentence of 6-30 years along with fines. If you have a prior Class X conviction you could be facing a life sentence without the possibility of parole. If you have been charged with Armed Habitual Criminal charges do not hesitate to contact Hirsch Law Group to represent you

Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm

Illinois gun laws are strict which means if you or a loved one are facing weapons charges you should immediately consult an expert weapons attorney. Due to the strict nature of these laws, police and prosecutors investigate aggravated discharge of a firearm allegations thoroughly. Anyone charged with Aggravated or Reckless Discharge of a Firearm in Illinois should immediately speak to a weapons attorney.

You can face Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm charges if you have:

  • Fired at other people
  • Fired into a vehicle or building
  • Used a silencer

Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm Can Become a Class X Felony if:

  • The gun was discharged within 1000 feet of a school, park or bus
  • In the presence of a teacher
  • In the presence of a police officer
  • In the presence of an EMT / Paramedic

Keep in mind that an arrest is not a conviction. With an experienced weapons charges attorney you can build a quality defense and get charges dismissed, charges reduced or negotiate a plea deal that helps avoid jail time and felony convictions. At HIRSCH LAW GROUP we know the seriousness of weapons charges. We give clients facing weapons charges our full undivided attention because the outcome can affect their lives forever.