Gun Charges

A conviction for the possession of an illegal firearm on the street carries mandatory time in the penitentiary. If you already have a felony conviction in your background, the mandatory time in prison increases. If you have been charged with a gun or weapons related offense, you need experienced legal representation. The Chicago criminal attorneys at Gruszeczki & Smith Law are former prosecutors at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office who have spent the majority of their careers handling gun and narcotic related offenses. That experience gives our clients a distinct edge in court defending these crimes.

We handle every type of weapons related offense including: unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful use of a weapon by a gang member, armed violence, and armed habitual criminal.

In gun cases, much like in drug cases, the police will often violate an accused’s constitutional rights to obtain evidence though illegal searches and seizures. As former prosecutors, Mr. Gruszeczki and Mr. Smith have extensive experience in court handling hearings to suppress and throw out evidence that was illegally obtained by the police. Both Michael Gruszeczki and Dustin Smith have extensive experience evaluating how the police obtained the evidence against the accused and analyzing the legal implications of these issues in court. We will aggressively defend our clients’ rights. The attorneys at Gruszeczki & Smith Law are skilled trial lawyers who will be ready to fight for you in court. While our firm’s goal is to win the case at trial and receive a verdict of not guilty, often times it is possible to beat a case before the trial begins by excluding the prosecution’s evidence. We will attack the prosecution’s case, seeking the best possible outcome for our clients in front of a judge or jury.

For free consultation with experienced criminal defense lawyers about gun or weapons charges, contact Gruszeczki & Smith Law in Chicago, Illinois at 312.253.7343 or use the form to the right.

When facing a weapons charge it is very important to understand that there is a huge difference between a conviction and an arrest. That’s where your skilled criminal trial attorneys at Gruszeczki & Smith Law come in. You see, after an arrest is made the state must still prove that you are guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in every single case. Our experienced attorneys will work closely with you. They will review your case and help educate you on the legal issues you are facing. They will define the ramifications and discuss potential witnesses and trial strategies.

If you are charged with a weapon, gun, or firearm crime in Chicago or any part of the state of Illinois, it’s critically important to keep in mind that law enforcement officials and the prosecution are not on your side. With the potential to lose so very much, it’s vital to ensure that you have a strong advocate and defense team at your side through the entire process. At Gruszeczki & Smith Law in Chicago, Illinois we will aggressively protect your best interests and fight for the positive outcome you need and deserve. Criminal Defense Attorneys for Weapons Charges in Chicago – that’s who we are at Gruszeczki & Smith Law.