In What Circumstances Is the Use of a Weapon

In What Circumstances Is the Use of a Weapon "Unlawful"?

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The difference between lawful and unlawful use of a weapon comes down to the type of gun, its source and the person who fired it. If you've been charged with a gun crime, the Law Office of Joel Kessler in Chicago, IL can help you get a fair trial and protect your rights throughout the process.

We must know if the weapon you fired was modified or stolen. Please be candid with us so we can set realistic expectations with you. Call 312-641-6464 today to speak with attorneys who will do everything they can to help you.

Gun charges are often referred to as UUWs

UUW stands for "unlawful use of a weapon" and is considered a misdemeanor offense. Aggravated UUW is a felony. Other gun crimes include:

  • Armed violence
  • Gun trafficking
  • Possession of a firearm by a felon
  • Reckless or aggravated discharge of a firearm
Regardless of the crime you've been accused of committing, you can turn to our law firm in Chicago, IL for representation. Reach out today to schedule a consultation.