Unlawful Use of a Weapon Defense


Jorge Ochoa brings unwavering dedication and extensive legal expertise to your defense. As a Chicago-based criminal defense attorney, he is committed to safeguarding your rights, providing personalized representation, and navigating the complexities of the legal system to secure the best possible outcome for your case.

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Felony unlawful use of a weapon is a criminal charge that involves the illegal possession, use, or sale of a weapon. The specific definition and penalties for felony unlawful use of a weapon vary depending on the jurisdiction, but some common elements include:

Illegal possession, use, or sale of a weapon: The individual is charged with possessing, using, or selling a weapon in a manner that is against the law.

Aggravating factors: There are circumstances that make the crime more severe, such as using the weapon in the commission of another crime, carrying a weapon in a prohibited place, or being a prohibited person in possession of a weapon

Penalties: The penalties for felony unlawful use of a weapon can include long prison sentences, fines, and a criminal record.

As it is a serious criminal charge, it is advisable to hire a criminal defense attorney to defend the case. The attorney will help the client to understand the charges against them, their legal rights and options, and provide representation in court. They may also be able to negotiate a plea deal with the prosecution, which can result in a reduced sentence or lesser charges. Additionally, the attorney may also be able to argue for alternative sentences such as community service or probation.