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What is UUW - Unlawful Use of Weapon violation?
Weapon Violation Charge, UUW, Unlawful Use of Weapon, Chicago, Illinois The Chicago criminal defense attorneys at Legal Defenders, P.C., have the experience and expertise to help you beat your case and clear your name.
We understand how serious a charge of Unlawful Use of Weapon UUW, can be for your future. A conviction for Unlawful Use of Weapon UUW can have serious consequences for your future and will appear on your record if anyone does a background search. You may never be able to remove this from your record if you are found guilty and convicted.
A case like this may follow you around for the rest of your life. If you are working, your employer may fire you if they find out about this case and most employers will not hire you if they see something like this on your record. It is important that you win your case so you can clear your good name. It is absolutely critical that you hire an attorney that understands how serious this case is and has the experience and expertise to help you win and beat your case.
We will stop at nothing to prove that the charges against you are false and that you are not guilty of the charge of Unlawful Use of Weapon UUW.
Some Unlawful Use of a Weapon (UUW) charges are a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in county jail and a fine of $2,500. However, the vast majority of weapons charges or Unlawful Use of Weapon (UUW) charges are felonies. Illinois has strict gun laws. The majority of clients the Chicago UUW lawyers at The Legal Defenders represent are charged with having a weapon in their vehicle. If you do not have a Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card, you cannot carry a weapon in your car. If you have an FOID card, you can transport a gun anywhere in your vehicle as long as the gun is enclosed in a case or other container and it is unloaded. However, carrying an uncased gun under the car seat or in the glove compartment is considered unlawful in Illinois and will carry a charge of UUW Unlawful Use of Weapon. In certain cases, UUW Unlawful Use of Weapon is a Class 4 felony, punishable by one to three years in prison. All other gun charges, such as Defacing a Weapon (removing the serial number), Improperly Modifying a Weapon (making a sawed off shotgun or machine gun), Unlawful Use of Weapon UUW by a Felon, or Aggravated UUW are more serious and may carry a prison sentence of more than one to three years. In some cases, mandatory minimum prison sentences are required by law. A mandatory minimum sentence means that the person convicted of the crime must go to jail for a set period of time and the judge cannot sentence the person to probation under any circumstances. The Chicago UUW lawyers at The Legal Defenders understand the effect that a conviction for Unlawful Use of Weapon UUW can have on an individual. A felony conviction for UUW can cause you to lose your right to ever own a firearm and ever go hunting. It can also ruin any changes for future employment.
Why Hire The Legal Defenders for your Unlawful Use of Weapon UUW Case?
The Chicago UUW lawyers at The Legal Defenders believe that the constitution is alive and well. The Chicago UUW lawyers at The Legal Defenders are familiar with all the constitutional rules regarding the seizure of evidence, and we know how to apply them to your case.
The highly trained and skilled Chicago UUW lawyers at The Legal Defenders understand that the police need either a search warrant or a compelling reason to search your car. The Chicago Unlawful Use of Weapon lawyers at The Legal Defenders are often able to exclude evidence and obtain dismissals of gun charges because police didn't have a good reason to stop the person's car or go into the person's home.
The Chicago Unlawful Use of Weapon lawyers at The Legal Defenders aggressively challenge the prosecutor's attempt to introduce evidence in court that was seized in violation of your constitutional rights.
Our UUW lawyers will explore every possible way of winning your case and beating the police.