Guns with Drugs & Felonies
Drug crimes come with serious penalties. If you are arrested for a drug crime and you have a weapon on you, the penalties become even more severe. You need a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer to defend you from prosecution.
Warren J. Breslin has been defending clients facing criminal charges since 1982. As a former police officer and prosecutor, he has extensive experience handling drug and weapons cases. He can see a case from all angles and uses that knowledge to aggressively defend his clients. He knows what it takes to win a case.
In Illinois, you cannot own or possess a firearm without an Illinois Firearm Owner's Identification Card. Even with this permit, if you are transporting a gun , it must be enclosed in a case, inaccessible and unloaded.
Warren J. Breslin has successfully represented hundreds of clients who have been charged with gun crimes. He will first determine whether the police had authority to seize the weapon by investigating the circumstances surrounding your arrest. All evidence will be gathered to fight the charge against you.A Weapon Can Seriously Affect Other Felony and Drug Charges
If you are arrested for a felony or drug crime, having a weapon in your possession can lead to an increased sentence and additional punishment. Take note:
"A person commits armed violence when, while armed with a dangerous weapon, he commits any felony defined by Illinois Law, ..." 720 ILCS 5/33A-2(a).
"Violation of Section 33A-2(a) with a Category I weapon (a firearm small enough to be concealed upon the person) is a Class X felony for which the defendant shall be sentenced to a minimum term of imprisonment of 15 years." 720 ILCS 5/33A-3(a).
If you have been charged with any felony, drug or weapons offenses, attorney Warren J. Breslin can help you. Contact a Chicago possession of a weapon lawyer to fight your charges.