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Violent Crimes
Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm
Assault / Aggravated Assault
Attempted Murder
Burglary / Home Invasion
Chicago Violent Crimes
Domestic Battery
Federal Firearm Violations
Rape / Sexual Assault / Battery
Resisting Arrest / Battery to Police Officer
Robbery / Armed Robbery
Unlawful Use of a Weapon
Violation of Order of Protection
Weapons Offenses
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53 West Jackson Blvd., #1515
Chicago, Illinois 60604

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Defense for Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm in Chicago

Chicago Weapon Offense Attorney

The charge of aggravated discharge of a firearm is no small matter. It falls into a class of Felony which includes serious charges such as armed robbery, battery, aggravated battery of a child and treason. The penalties and punishment for such are therefore not light either. In fact it is a conviction that can affect you the rest of your life even involving extended jail time. If you or someone you know has been arrested and charged with this crime it is extremely important that you contact a Chicago violent crime defense attorney who has the experience and know-how to plot a course through the intense tactics of the prosecution and protect your legal rights.

The entirety of Illinois weapons law is a complicated compilation with various distinctions and exceptions. Different municipalities can also have their own separate laws on top of state law with regard to weapons offenses. According to Illinois law, some of the offenses that constitute aggravated discharge of a firearm are knowingly and intentionally:

  • Discharging into an occupied building from outside the building
  • Discharging toward another person or occupied vehicle
  • Discharging toward an any vehicle occupied by a policeman, fireman, correctional officer, paramedic, emergency medical technician, or other such personnel performing duties in an official capacity

Firearm Defense Lawyer in the Greater Chicago Area

Illinois gun laws are tough and are rigorously enforced and prosecuted. A conviction of unlawful use of a weapon or aggravated discharge of a firearm can carry a mandatory prison term and long-term impact on someone's life. The specifics of the case must be evaluated as to circumstances, intent and evidence. There are many factors that if not properly dealt with can have very unfavorable effects on the person's case as a whole. Having a lawyer from the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege with extensive experience and success in defending clients who have been charged with weapons offenses, is to have an advocate who knows how to fight and protect the client every single step of the way through the entire criminal prosecution. Whether it is a successful plea bargain or reduction of penalty or dismissal of charges, the legal team at the firm will thoroughly evaluate every aspect of the case and present a compelling defense on your behalf. Don't leave the disposition of your firearms charge to chance or place it in unskilled hands. Your future is at stake.

Contact a Chicago weapon offense lawyer from the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege , serving Chicago, Cicero, Berwyn and Evanston to defend you in your case involving the aggravated discharge of a firearm.