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Arlington Heights, IL Weapons Charges Lawyer

Like marriage, marijuana, sales tax, and countless other issues, each state has the ability to make its own laws concerning firearms. In Illinois, you are required to have a firearm owner’s identification (FOID) card, which legally states to police and others that you are allowed to own a firearm and ammunition. If you are caught by law enforcement with a firearm and do not have a FOID card or your card has been suspended or revoked, it can result in serious consequences. 

The Illinois State Police is the governing body that issues and controls all Illinois FOID cards and they maintain the right to suspend or revoke your card at any time based on criminal charges or convictions you might face.

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domestic battery, gun rights, Arlington Heights criminal defense lawyerIn the state of Illinois, domestic battery (a domestic violence charge) is a serious offense that can have a permanent and damaging effect on your life. You could spend time in jail and face fines, you may be denied employment in certain settings because of your record, and a new law now restricts your ability to own, purchase, carry, or use a firearm. It is important to understand the details of a domestic violence charge, and how this new law may impact your life if you are convicted.  

What Constitutes Domestic Battery in Illinois?

To be convicted of domestic battery in the state of Illinois, you must be found guilty of causing bodily harm to a family member or household member, or making physical contact in a provoking or insulting way with a family member or household member. This extends much further than simply the people you are in a relationship with or natural family members. It also includes ex-spouses, stepchildren, people you live with, someone you share a common child with (or alleged common child with), have had a dating or engagement relationship with in the past, caregivers, and even personal assistants.

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