Charged With A Gun Crime? Get A Former Prosecutor On Your Side.
Gun charges are some of the most serious charges brought against someone, especially as gun-related violence has recently increased at a rapid rate. Most firearms offenses are felonies. A conviction could mean not only time behind bars and a permanent criminal record, but also a lifetime ban on your ability to own or carry firearms ever again. Given these far-reaching consequences, gun crimes demand a strong and aggressive defense.
At Kopp Law, you will find the defense you deserve. Our attorney, John R. Kopp, is a former prosecutor for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, Illinois. He knows the law and the courts. That experience can be your advantage. With so much on the line, you can feel confident that your rights and future are in good hands at our firm.
How Well-Meaning People End Up Facing Serious Charges
Firearm restrictions in Illinois are especially strict, in part due to the high rate of gun violence in Chicago. Harsh gun charges can arise from seemingly innocent violations. As a result, well-meaning people who never dreamed they would face criminal charges find themselves at risk of ending up behind bars.
Turn To Us For Aggressive Advocacy
We provide a strong defense against all types of gun charges, including:
- Unlawful possession of a firearm
- Unlawful purchase, sale or delivery of a firearm
- Unlawful discharge
- Felony of possession of a firearm
- Conceal and carry violations
- Illegal transport in a vehicle
- Possession on or near school grounds, hospitals, government buildings or other restricted areas
- Unlawful use of a weapon during the commission of a crime
We also handle criminal charges that involve use of a firearm as an aggravating factor. When a gun is brandished during a crime — such as robbery or assault — the charges are much more severe, often resulting in enhanced penalties. You can rely on us to fight for you in these high-stakes cases.
Not from Illinois? If you’re from out of state, just because you have a permit to carry a firearm at home doesn’t mean it’s valid here. Illinois gun laws are notoriously strict, and if you’ve run afoul of them, you need an Illinois-based lawyer to stand up for you. We can help.