Have you been charged with Unlawful Use of Weapons (UUW)? It’s important to have an aggressive criminal defense attorney representing you in court when facing UUW charges. Derrick Reese is an experienced gun lawyer that fights hard to protect the rights of his clients. Whether it’s felony or misdemeanor gun charges you are facing, having an experienced criminal lawyer defending you in court is essential to get the best outcome possible for your situation.
UUW charges often originate from traffic stops where the car is searched, and a gun is found. Did the officer who stopped the vehicle have probable cause? Was the search of the vehicle conducted legally? At Reese Law Center, we ask those questions and review body and dash camera footage to make sure that the civil rights of our clients have not been violated. Attorney Reese has proven in court that unlawful searches have been conducted by authorities which has led to the dismissal of UUW charges.
A UUW can also be charged if you are caught with a gun in public without a valid Conceal and Carry License. If you do not have a FOID card and the gun was loaded, then you could be facing Aggravated UUW charges.
Regardless of the circumstances that lead to UUW charges, Reese Law Center LLC has experience providing high-quality legal representation to our clients facing criminal charges. Our goal is to get the best outcome possible for our clients given the circumstances surrounding their case. If your case goes to trial Attorney Derrick Reese is an experienced trial attorney that will defend you to the highest extent of the law.
Illinois Gun Laws are Strict
Gun violence in Chicago has escalated over the years which has put pressure on legislators to create strict gun laws. If you have prior convictions for gun charges and are facing your third gun charge, then you could be charged with Armed Habitual Criminal charges which is a class x felony that carries a sentence of 6-30 years in prison if you are convicted. Due to the extreme consequences of gun convictions, Reese Law Firm gives high priority to those facing felony gun charges.
Why Illinois Gun Laws are Strict
Due to the amount of gun violence in Chicago, Illinois, lawmakers have created strict gun laws to combat gun violence. People facing felony gun charges tend to feel victimized by our legal system. A felony gun conviction in Illinois can stay on your record for the rest of your life and result in mandatory jail time for your first offense. At The Reese Law Center, LLC we believe that gun laws are unfair which causes us to fight hard for our clients.
- UUW – Unlawful Use of Weapons – Aggravated and Non-Aggravated
- Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon
- Discharge of a Firearm – Aggravated and Reckless
- Armed Habitual Criminal
- Armed Robbery
- Armed Violence
- FOID Card Violations
- CCL Violations
- Aggravated Battery with a Firearm
- Unlawful Possession of Firearms and Ammunition
- Felon in Possession of a Firearm
Penalties for UUW and Aggravated UUW Charges
- Misdemeanor UUW – Class A misdemeanor which carries a sentence of up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500
- Aggravated UUW – Class 4 felony which carries a sentence of one to three years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000
Prior criminal records are taken into consideration when the prosecution determines the charges.
Experienced Trial Attorney with a Track Record of Success
No attorney can guarantee any specific outcome for a case, however, Reese Law Center LLC has a good track record of winning the unwinnable. If you are facing UUW charges give us a call and we can provide a free consultation 708-914-4570.
The police stopped by my client’s house because he was allegedly seen on the porch with a gun. They gave instructions to my client to come to them. He then ran into the house and the police followed. My client was found in the basement hiding under a bed. A search was conducted, and a gun was found. They charged my client with UUW. Reese Law Center aggressively defended him in a bench trial and my client was found NOT GUILTY.