Law Offices of Mitch Furman Articles Lesser Known Laws Concerning Dangerous Weapons

Lesser Known Laws Concerning Dangerous Weapons

By The Law Offices of Mitch Furman & Associates  Nov. 23, 2010 3:25p

Information about Weapons Violations in Chicago

At the Law Offices of Mitch Furman & Associates, I, Mitch Furman, often handle cases involving weapons violations. Chicago is home to the nation's toughest gun laws, but aside from restrictions where certain firearms may be possessed and what types of firearms may be possessed, not many people know about other laws concerning weapons. It is important to have knowledge of these laws so that you do not inadvertently commit a crime. Have you been charged with a weapon's violation? Call my office today to speak with an aggressive Chicago criminal defense attorney. See my other articles about gun laws in Chicago, "Requirements to Purchase or Own a Firearm in Chicago" and "Restrictions on Firearm Possession in Chicago, IL" to learn more.

Additional Firearm Restrictions in Chicago

  • All firearms in Chicago must be registered with the police department.
  • Only one firearm may be bought per month by an individual.
  • When transporting a firearm, it must be unloaded, broken down, and inaccessible to the driver and passengers in the vehicle.
  • It is illegal to sell firearms within the city of Chicago.
  • In Illinois, it is illegal to an individual who is not a resident of Illinois, to an individual who does not possess a Firearms Owner's Identification Card (FOID), or to an individual who has a liquor license.
  • A firearms dealer may not be deliver a purchased firearm to the individual within 72 hours of the purchase.

Other Weapons Offenses

  • It is illegal for an individual to possess certain prohibited weapons, including but not limited to: bludgeons, "knuckles," switchblade knives, throwing stars, black-jacks, Molotov cocktails, sand-clubs, ballistic knives, sand-bags, tear gas projector, explosives, and grenades.
  • If an individual has criminal intent, certain items become weapons and are thus prohibited. Weapons which may not be carried with criminal intent include but are not limited to: daggers, razors, stilettos, broken bottles, glass, dirks, billies, stun guns, tasers, or similar instruments.

Contact a Chicago Criminal Defense Lawyer at my firm to learn more about your charges, the potential penalties, and how we can help.

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