FIREARMS AND WEAPONS CHARGES

Illinois has some of the strictest gun laws in the country.  Common charges involve possessing a firearm without a Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) Card or a concealed carry permit, 720 ILCS 5/24-1.6. 
Andrew Gable has represented numerous individuals charged with Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon as well as those charged with Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon, 720 ILCS 5/24-1.1, or as Armed Habitual Offenders, 720 ILCS 5/24-1.7.

                                                   RECENT RESULTS
  • Acquittal after trial for out of state resident arrested and charged with felony aggravated unlawful use of a weapon- no FOID and no concealed carry permit.  Client was pulled over after a late night traffic stop and a loaded, semi-automatic pistol was allegedly recovered from the vehicle.  Client was facing mandatory prison time.
     
  • All felony gun charges dismissed after winning motion to quash arrest hearing.  Police allegedly found a loaded revolver in client's car after attempting to arrest him for marijuana possession.
     
  • Acquittal of misdemeanor gun charges at trial where client alleged to have brought shotgun into a chain store.
     
  • Dismissal of all felony gun charges despite client's alleged testimony, when not represented by Andrew Gable, that he possessed the firearm recovered at a party.  Client was facing 3 to 15 years in prison.
     
  • Obtained "boot camp" for convicted felon charged with Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Firearm by a Felon after the police allegedly recovered a semi-automatic sub-machine gun in the trunk of his car.

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