Naperville Weapons Charge Attorney

The laws that govern who can have a gun and how they can possess it are often misunderstood by people. Many fail to realize that they are putting themselves in a position where they can be at risk of facing a weapons charge.

There are two types of weapons-related charges that individuals can be charged with:

  • Unlawful use of a weapon — There are laws that control how and where you can be in possession of a firearm. Having a loaded weapon in your car, for example, would be a violation of the law. Unlawful use of a weapon can be charged either as a felony or as a misdemeanor.
  • Unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon — Individuals who have been convicted of a felony are barred from possessing firearms. Most people understand that they cannot possess a gun. However, few are familiar with the concept of constructive possession. Simply having a gun in the house that you could have taken control of may be a sufficient basis for a conviction. This may be charged as a felony or misdemeanor as well. Factors such as the type of gun and where it is found will affect that decision.

At The Law Office of Philip R. Nathe, our Naperville weapons charge lawyer has more than three decades of experience in the DuPage County criminal courts. Beginning his career as a clerk, he then became a probation officer and lastly an assistant state's attorney before entering private practice in 1990. Let us use our extensive experience to help you create the defense you deserve against weapons charges.

Contact the DuPage County Unlawful Use of Firearms Lawyer of The Law Office of Philip R. Nathe

If you are facing weapons charges, do not take them lightly. Prison is a real possibility with these types of charges. Turn to the Law Office of Philip R. Nathe. Our decades of experience allow us to provide our clients with an aggressive and effective defense. To schedule a free initial consultation with our lawyer, call 630.364.4621, toll free at 888.583.6197 or simply contact us online.

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