Risks of Ignorance: Firearm Laws

If you are not well-versed in the state firearm laws then you may unfairly find yourself facing very serious penalties including thousands in fines and imprisonment. You do not want to try to navigate this area of the criminal justice system on your own.

Hanauer Law in Peoria is the Right Choice When You Need Criminal Defense of Serious Firearm Charges

Weapons charges involving firearms are taken extremely seriously by law enforcement. The ownership and use of firearms is a very charged topic statewide and across the US.

While some gun offenses are misdemeanors, most are felonies. Our team, led by founder Rob Hanauer, understands the stakes when you come to us.

Rob sits down with you personally to answer your questions and explain the situation, honestly and directly frankly. He gives it to you straight and then relieves as much anxiety as possible by showing you what can be done to fight the charges against you. Like every member of his like-minded legal team, he’s the guy you know you can confide in who will then give the other side hell when it comes to your defense.

Rob Hanauer is a speaker on self-defense and firearm-related issues with U.S. Law Shield, and he is on the critical response team for the United States Concealed Carry Association. Rob cares about your Second Amendment rights, and he is here to protect you. When you need aggressive defense of the charges you are facing, Rob Hanauer and the team at Hanauer Law get results. Contact us right away to schedule a free initial consultation.

Firearm Charges We Have Successfully Handled

You have a lot on the line if you have been charged with a firearm offense. We never back down from a fight, no matter how serious the charges or how complicated the case is. Through investigation and attention to detail, our attorneys aggressively defend weapons charges and have obtained positive outcomes (including outright dismissal of some felony firearm charges) in a wide range of cases involving the sale, possession, and use of guns, rifles, ammunition, and more, such as: 

  • Unlawful use of a weapon
  • Unlawful sale or transfer of a firearm
  • Unlawful possession of a restricted firearm
  • Unlawful discharge of a restricted firearm
  • Aggravated unlawful use of a weapon
  • Felon in possession of a weapon
  • Aggravated discharge of a weapon
  • Battery with a firearm
  • Aggravated Battery with a firearm
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A Firearm-Charges Lawyer Can Help You Avoid Devastating Penalties

Illinois firearm laws are complicated, and if you aren’t careful, you could find yourself facing thousands in fines and the loss of your freedom. Even if you have a Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card, you may be charged with a crime if you allegedly failed to properly store, transport, or handle a gun or ammunition while away from your home. This can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the specific circumstances. Felony charges may be reduced to misdemeanors based on the defendant’s criminal record. Other misdemeanor charges can include those brought against a minor for illegal possession. While a felony gun-charge conviction can mean many years in the state Department of Corrections or the Federal Bureau of prisons, a misdemeanor conviction may also result in up to a year in the county jail.

Are You Facing Felony State or Federal Firearm Charges?

Whether you are facing state or federal charges, our firearm-related crime attorneys in Peoria have the experience needed to handle the case.

We help clients avoid jail time, prison time, and expensive fines by working diligently to defend charges and sometimes get charges reduced or dismissed altogether in weapons cases involving allegations of violent crimes and sex offenses such as:

  • Armed robbery
  • Kidnapping
  • Carjacking
  • Home invasion
  • Murder
  • Sexual Assault

Don’t hesitate to contact a firearms lawyer in Peoria who will ethically go no-holds barred when it comes to protecting your rights.

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