Joliet Unlawful Use of a Weapon UUW Lawyer
UUW – Unlawful Use of a Weapon Attorney in Will County
Unlawful of a Weapon (UUW) is a very serious crime in Illinois. If you are arrested for having a gun in public, and you do not have a Conceal and Carry Permit, you will be charged with a UUW. If you did not have an FOID Card or if the gun was loaded, you will be charged with an Aggravated UUW – these charges can come with jail time served. You will need a gun and weapons defense lawyer to represent you.
Unlawful Use of Weapon Violation? (Agg UUW) (720 ILCS 5/24-1.6)
Under (720 ILCS 5/24-1.6(3), unless you are on your own land, residence or place of business, you can be charged with felony Aggravated UUW if:
the firearm was not in a case, loaded, and immediately accessible, or
the firearm was not in a case, unloaded, but the ammunition was immediately accessible; and
you did not possess an FOID card or a Conceal and Carry license; or there are other aggravating factors
UUW is considered a Class 4 felony that can carry up to three years in jail – probation may be available as an alternative to jail depending on your criminal history.
UUW by a FELON? (720 ILCS 5/24-1.1)
If you have a previous felony conviction – the case can be a Class 3 or greater felony with a 2 year minimum jail sentence.
What is the Penalty for a UUW or Aggravated UUW in Illinois?
A misdemeanor UUW in Illinois is a class A misdemeanor which carries a maximum punishment of up to one-year in jail and a fine up to $2,500. Pursuant to 750 ILCS 5/5-6-1 (c) you cannot get Court Supervision for a Misdemeanor UUW in Illinois. A finding of guilty for a misdemeanor UUW will result in a criminal conviction which will remain on your criminal record.Aggravated UUW in Illinois is a class 4 felony which carries a potential jail sentence of one to three years in prison. Often times prosecutors are unwilling and unable to enter into meaningful negotiations for any agreements that call for anything less than jail time when it comes to a UUW or an Aggravated UUW charge.
Why Hire An Atorney for Your Unlawful Use of Weapon UUW Case?
Contact A Joliet Unlawful Use of Weapon Attorney For Help
Attorney Patel understands the rules that the police must follow to search your car, home or business. If you are facing UUW or Aggravated UUW charges contact The Law Offices of Neil Patel for help. Attorney Neil Patel has the experience and knowledge to help you protect your rights and interests. Having dealt with thousands of cases, he has the resources and experience to best represent you for your UUW or Aggravated UUW charge. Call The Law Offices of Neil Patel TODAY for a free consultation!