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Old August 17, 2012, 03:36 PM   #1
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Gun charge in Illinois

I was on the way to a friends wedding and when I left home (ms) I put my .40 in the car for the trip to wisconsin... I was pulled Over in woodwork county and arrested for felony firearm possession which was later reduced to misdemeanor unlawful use of a weapon when they didn't find anything else in the car.... Illinois law says its illegal to have a loaded firearm in your vehicle.... I was simply passing through at 3am and the states attorney is pushing for the maximum penalty which is 30 days in jail and 2 years probation... To me it seems like my rights are being violated and they are just going after me because I'm from a different state.... Any legitimate thoughts on the matter would be appreciated
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Old August 17, 2012, 03:40 PM   #2
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Fight it, don't settle. Why did they search your car in the first place...that is going to be the easiest way to get rid of the charge.
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Old August 17, 2012, 03:51 PM   #3
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Get a lawyer.
Then discuss with him/her whether the search was legal or not.
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Old August 17, 2012, 03:53 PM   #4
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You need a lawyer not legal advice from the Internet and the first thing your lawyer will (should) tell you is to not talk about the case on the Internet.
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