Aggravated UUW Against Security Guard Dismissed
By: James G. Dimeas | Oct 18, 2013 | Recent Victories |
Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapon charges against a licensed private security guard have been dismissed by Cook County prosecutors. My client was licensed by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation and carried a TAN cared which gives him the right to carry a firearm when he is on duty. My client was pulled over by the police for not wearing his seat belt. My client told the officer that he was on his way home from his security job and was carrying a loaded firearm. The police officer arrested my client and charged him with Aggravated UUW. I went to court with copies of the statute and the paperwork from the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation and convinced the prosecutor to dismiss the charges against our client. He should never have been arrested.