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Weapons Charges

Weapons Lawyer-Defending Weapons Charges and Weapons Cases

The gun laws throughout the country and in Illinois are constantly changing. A few years ago, the Federal Court of Appeals in Chicago ruled that the Illinois Unlawful Use of Weapon (UUW) statute was unconstitutional. Shortly after that, the Illinois Supreme Court agreed and struck a portion of the Illinois Unlawful Use of Weapon (UUW) law.  Immediately after that decision, legal challenges started popping up all over the State of Illinois with challenges to the Illinois gun law.  Because of the high rates of gun violence in Chicago, Illinois has some of the strictest gun laws in the country.  In response to these Court decisions, the Illinois legislature changed the gun laws and added new gun laws to deal with the Court rulings.  Illinois finally adopted a Conceal and Carry law which allows people to legally carry guns in public.  Immediately after those Court decisions, Weapons lawyer, James Dimeas, was able to bring back into court old cases of defendants that had been convicted of Class 4 UUW under the old law.  Weapons attorney, James Dimeas, was able to have many of those charges overturned and vacated.

The new gun laws and the constantly changing legal opinions from reviewing Courts require that you hire the services of a UUW attorney, like James Dimeas, that has the experience and the understanding of how to handle weapons cases in Cook County, DuPage County, Lake County, and Kane County.  If you are being charged with the following weapons charges, you will need the services of an experienced weapons lawyer, like James Dimeas, who knows what he is doing:

Possession of Firearm Lawyer 

Politicians and police officers are under pressure to crack down on guns.  Gun cases are some of the most common criminal cases in Cook County, DuPage County, Lake County, and Kane County.  Police officers are under constant pressure to recover guns from the street.  In their zeal to make a gun arrest sometimes police cut corners and violate constitutional rights of innocent defendants just so they can make an arrest for a gun case.  UUW  lawyer, James Dimeas, is highly skilled and experienced in getting cases dismissed because of police misconduct and violation of constitutional rights.  James Dimeas is a UUW attorney who is also a strong believer in the 2nd Amendment and will fight to protect your rights.

The gun laws in Illinois are constantly changing.  If you have a Firearm Owners Identification Card (FOID) you can have a firearm in your home but you cannot carry it in public.  Recently, Illinois enacted a Conceal and Carry law.  This law allows you to carry a gun in public as long as you have a legal Conceal and Carry permit. However, if you have a gun in your vehicle or on your person and you do not have a Conceal and Carry license you can be arrested and charged with a UUW.  If you do not have a valid FOID card and you are caught with a loaded firearm in public you might not be eligible for probation.  Since the gun laws in Illinois have become complicated and continue to change, you need a lawyer who understands the current laws and keeps current with all the changing laws and the court opinions which continue to interpret these new laws.

Free and Confidential Consultation with an Experienced UUW Lawyer for Cook County, DuPage County, Lake County, and Kane County Gun Cases

The gun laws in Illinois are constantly changing. I f you have a Firearm Owners Identification Card (FOID) you can have a firearm in your home but you cannot carry it in public.  Recently, Illinois enacted a Conceal and Carry law. This law allows you to carry a gun in public as long as you have a legal Conceal and Carry permit. However, if you have a gun in your vehicle or on your person and you do not have a Conceal and Carry permit you can be arrested and charged with a UUW.  If you do not have a valid FOID card and you are caught with a loaded firearm in public you might not be eligible for probation. Since the gun laws in Illinois have become complicated and continue to change, you need a lawyer who understands the current laws and keeps current with all the changing laws and the court opinions which continue to interpret these new laws. UUW attorney, James Dimeas, is one of the leading UUW lawyers in Cook County, DuPage County, Lake County, and Kane County. His opinion about gun cases is frequently sought out by other criminal defense lawyers in the area. He has been challenging the Illinois gun laws for many years by filing motions to dismiss gun cases for violating the 2nd Amendment.  James Dimeas has the experience and the knowledge to have your gun case dismissed and your record free from a criminal conviction.  

Award-Winning UUW Lawyer to Defend Your Weapons Case

James Dimeas is a nationally recognized, award-winning UUW lawyer.  Expertise named James Dimeas a "Best Criminal Defense Lawyer in Chicago."  James Dimeas has been named a "Best DUI Attorney."  The National Trial Lawyers have recognized James Dimeas as a "Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer."  The American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys have recognized James Dimeas as a "10 Best Attorney for Client Satisfaction."  AVVO has ranked James Dimeas as "Superb", the highest classification possible for any lawyer in the United States.

For a free and confidential consultation about your gun case in Cook County, DuPage County, Lake County or Kane County, you can contact James Dimeas for a free and confidential consultation. Chicago UUW criminal attorney, James Dimeas, is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week to discuss your UUW case.  You can always speak to Mr. Dimeas by calling him at 847-807-7405.

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I got into an argument with my ex-boyfriend. One thing led to another and when he came close to me I pushed him away. He called the police and when I spoke to the police I told them that I pushed him without realizing that you don't have to hit someone to be charged with a Domestic Battery. Being arrested was terrifying. I spoke to several attorneys who promised they would win the case and were charging a ridiculous amount of money. A friend referred me to James Dimeas. He was straightforward and honest with me and charged me a very reasonable and affordable fee. He got me into the Kane County Deferred Prosecution Program. I successfully completed the program and I just received paperwork in the mail that the case has been expunged and completely removed from my record. I highly recommend Jim Dimeas. He is an honest and straightforward lawyer that will look out for your best interests.
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