Skilled Defense For Charges Related To Armed Habitual Criminal
Not all criminal charges are straightforward, some involve complex areas of the law. This is often the case with armed habitual criminal law. The team at Shifrin Law Group in Chicago is ready to assess your situation and provide the solid legal guidance and quality representation you need.
What These Charges Involve
The armed habitual criminal offense is a weapons charge that makes it a crime for anyone with at least two convictions of certain types to possess, sell, receive or transfer a firearm. This is one of the most serious felony crimes you can be charged with in Illinois. These offenses include the following:
- Aggravated battery with a firearm
- Aggravated child battery
- Aggravated discharge of a firearm
- Controlled Substances Act that is at least a Class 3 felony
- Forcible felony
- Home invasion
- Vehicular hijacking
- Unlawful use of a weapon by a felon
If you have been convicted with any of these offenses more than once or have been convicted of at least two of these offenses in the past, you will be facing a Class X felony conviction. A conviction for a Class X felony has a mandatory minimum of 6-year prison sentence, and a maximum prison sentence of 30 years. In Illinois, Class X felony offenses are not eligible for probation.
If you have been charged with the offense of armed habitual criminal, it is essential to have a lawyer to fight on your behalf. Not only could a conviction result in severe punishments, but the judgment will stay on your criminal record and may be used to increase sentencing if you are charged with an offense in the future.
The Tenacious Defense You Need
Our team has extensive resources, skill and experience in this area of criminal defense. Call 312-766-4223 or email our team and schedule a free consultation. We will provide tenacious representation to protect your rights and will work toward potentially getting your charges reduced or dropped. Our founding attorney speaks fluent Russian, making us capable of serving you in either the English or Russian language.