Unlawful Use of Weapons Attorney

Were you arrested for Unlawful Use of Weapons in Illinois?

Waukegan Criminal Defense AttorneysIf you have recently been arrested or are facing criminal charges for Unlawful Use of Weapons (720 ILCS 5/24-1) it is critical that you speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.

Aside from your lawyer, do not talk with anyone else concerning the issue, especially the authorities, until you have consulted with a seasoned criminal attorney like those at the Law Offices of Winer & Winer. Your silence is virtually always your recommended choice when you are dealing with criminal charges. You are under no obligation to speak to the police. Rather, you should politely, but firmly, refuse to do so without your lawyer present.

At the Law Offices of Winer & Winer, we have years of experience, familiarity with the local courts and law enforcement, and the expertise to assist you.

Contact us right now to find out how our criminal defense attorneys can safeguard your rights and work toward the best possible outcome in your case.

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Unlawful Use of Weapons (720 ILCS 5/24-1)

Charges for Unlawful Use of Weapons can be made under many circumstances, for example, a person commits the crime when he knowingly:

  • Sells, manufactures, purchases, possesses or carries any bludgeon, black-jack, slung-shot, sand-club, sand-bag, metal knuckles or other knuckle weapon regardless of its composition, throwing star, or any knife, commonly referred to as a switchblade knife, which has a blade that opens automatically by hand pressure applied to a button, spring or other device in the handle of the knife, or a ballistic knife, which is a device that propels a knifelike blade as a projectile by means of a coil spring, elastic material or compressed gas; or
  • Carries or possesses with intent to use the same unlawfully against another, a dagger, dirk, billy, dangerous knife, razor, stiletto, broken bottle or other piece of glass, stun gun or taser or any other dangerous or deadly weapon or instrument of like character; or
  • Carries or possesses with intent to use the same unlawfully against another, any firearm in a church, synagogue, mosque, or other building, structure, or place used for religious worship; or
  • Carries on or about his person or in any vehicle, a tear gas gun projector or bomb or any object containing noxious liquid gas or substance, other than an object containing a non-lethal noxious liquid gas or substance designed solely for personal defense carried by a person 18 years of age or older; or
  • Carries or possesses in any vehicle or concealed on or about his person except when on his land or in his own abode, legal dwelling, or fixed place of business, or on the land or in the legal dwelling of another person as an invitee with that person’s permission, any pistol, revolver, stun gun or taser or other firearm, except in circumstances defined in the code.

See the Illinois Code for Deadly Weapons for more information about when Unlawful Use of Weapons charges can be brought against a defendant.

To achieve the best possible outcome in your case, you must act quickly and find a competent, experienced criminal defense attorney to help you fight your charges of Unlawful Use of Weapons.

Unlawful Use of Weapons Defense Attorneys in Waukegan, Illinois

Choosing the top criminal defense lawyer to take care of your Unlawful Use of Weapons charges can be a complicated decision. But with over fifty years of combined legal experience and wide-ranging trial work, you can be sure that by an opting for the Law Offices of Winer & Winer you have made the correct choice. We are very respected within the legal community and have a reputation for vigorous advocacy for our clients. The criminal defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Winer & Winer are among the most outstanding legal strategists and trial attorneys in Lake County, Illinois.

Working Tirelessly to Protect the Rights of the Accused

Let the skilled and experienced criminal defense attorneys at the Law Office of Winer and Winer put their knowledge and expertise to work for you, just as we have for thousands of satisfied clients.

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Amazing Lawyer, Great Results! – 5.0 stars

“I was being charge with a very serious gun felony charge and Evan was amazing in guiding me and making sure I understood the process. He clearly displayed the options available and advised me in making the best decision for an excellent case outcome. Couldn’t be more happy with the results. Thank you Evan!” ~ By a client, as written on the AVVO website.

Saved my Life – 5.0 stars

“I regret not contacting him sooner. I sent him my information, he had a plan set in motion. He was nice and even managed my stress level on top everything else. I got results faster than expected and he was accommodating to my schedule. Can’t imagine why you would hire anyone else. He genuinely cares about his clients and thats all you can ask for”. ~ By a client, as written on the AVVO website.

* These clients were not necessarily charged with Unlawful Use of Weapons. Nothing should be implied about the clients or charges by inclusion of these reviews here. The reviews only illustrate the attorney-client experience when working with the Law Offices of Winer & Winer.

Experienced Trial Attorneys

Experience matters. The lawyers at the Law Offices of Winer and Winer have years of trial expertise. We know the local prosecutors, law enforcement and judges. We are very familiar with all elements of the local court system. Put our skill and knowledge to work for you. We are committed to assisting you get through the process to get your greatest possible outcome. Set up your initial consultation right now so we can start the process of assessing how good your prospects are for a favorable end result in court, or at the negotiating table.

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Crimes Related to Unlawful Use of Weapons

The Criminal Defense Attorneys at the Law Office of Winer and Winer are you best choice to help you with Unlawful Use of Weapons and other related crimes, for example:

  • Unlawful use of weapons, 720 ILCS 5/24-1
  • Aggravated discharge of a firearm, 720 ILCS 5/24-1.2
  • Aggravated discharge of a machine gun or a firearm equipped with a device designed or used for silencing the report of a firearm, 720 ILCS 5/24-1.2-5
  • Reckless discharge of a firearm, 720 ILCS 5/24-1.5
  • Aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, 720 ILCS 5/24-1.6
  • Armed habitual criminal, 720 ILCS 5/24-1.7
  • Unlawful possession of a firearm by a street gang member, 720 ILCS 5/24-1.8
  • Unlawful use of firearm projectiles, 720 ILCS 5/24-2.1
  • Manufacture, sale or transfer of bullets or shells represented to be armor piercing bullets, dragon’s breath shotgun shells, bolo shells, or flechette shells, 720 ILCS 5/24-2.2
  • Unlawful sale or delivery of firearms, 720 ILCS 5/24-3
  • Gunrunning, 720 ILCS 5/24-3A
  • Firearms trafficking, 720 ILCS 5/24-3B
  • Unlawful possession of firearms and firearm ammunition, 720 ILCS 5/24-3.1
  • Unlawful discharge of firearm projectiles, 720 ILCS 5/24-3.2
  • Unlawful Sale or Delivery of Firearms on the Premises of Any School, 720 ILCS 5/24-3.3
  • Unlawful sale of firearms by liquor licensee, 720 ILCS 5/24-3.4
  • Unlawful purchase of a firearm, 720 ILCS 5/24-3.5
  • Unlawful use of a firearm in the shape of a wireless telephone, 720 ILCS 5/24-3.6
  • Use of a stolen firearm in the commission of an offense, 720 ILCS 5/24-3.7
  • Possession of a stolen firearm, 720 ILCS 5/24-3.8
  • Aggravated possession of a stolen firearm, 720 ILCS 5/24-3.9
  • Register of sales by dealer, 720 ILCS 5/24-4
  • Report of lost or stolen firearms, 720 ILCS 5/24-4.1
  • Defacing identification marks of firearms, 720 ILCS 5/24-5
  • Firearms; Child Protection, 720 ILCS 5/24-9
  • Handgun safety devices, 720 ILCS 5/24-9.5

For more information about the above crimes see the Illinois Code for Deadly Weapons.

Click on the following links to learn more about a small sample of charges we defend for our clients at the Law Offices of Winer & Winer. Call our Criminal Defense Attorneys even f you are charged with a crime not listed below. We defend all felonies and misdemeanors.