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FOID Card Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney Is Dedicated to Protect Your Second Amendment Rights to “Keep and Bear Arms.”
Above all, the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution gives the right to own guns. However, state laws specify how people can bear arms. FOID Card Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney warns that Illinois state is not an exception. As a result, Illinois gun laws regulate how Illinois residents can buy and possess firearms. In the first place, the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act regulates this question. According to the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act, an Illinois resident has to obtain a Firearm Owner’s Identification Card (FOID Card) to purchase and possess a firearm or ammunition.
You Cannot Possess a Gun Without a FOID Card.
Moreover, it is always a felony to possess any firearm if you do not have a Firearm Owner’s Identification Card. If you have a weapon without a Firearm Owner’s Identification Card, you are violating 720 ILCS 5/24-1.6. Therefore, you are committing the offense of Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapons. It is a Class 4 Felony offense. Thus, you always need a FOID card if you want to become a gun owner.
Firearm Owner’s Identification Card (FOID Card).
In Illinois, if you want to legally own and possess a firearm, you have to obtain a Firearm Owner’s Identification Card (FOID Card). A valid and not expired FOID card permits an Illinois resident to own a pistol, shotgun, rifle, or any other permitted by law firearm. Always, you need to file an application and meet certain criteria to get a FOID Card. 430 ILCS 65/ regulates how you can do that. The Illinois legislature enacted this law to prohibit certain categories of people to own firearms. Usually, it is relatively simple to obtain a FOID Card. You can do it online by applying via an online portal on the Illinois State Police website. Normally, it takes about a month to receive your FOID card by mail.
Qualifications Necessary to Qualify for a FOID Card Explained Chicago FOID Card Criminal Defense Attorney.
Generally, to qualify for a FOID card, an applicant must comply with the following requirements. Firstly, you cannot have any felony convictions. Secondly, you cannot be adjudicated as a mental defective. Next, you should not be intellectually or developmentally disabled. Fourth, if you are a subject of an Order of Protection, you cannot get a FOID Card. Additionally, you should not have any recent battery, assault, aggravated assault, violation of an order of protection convictions on your record. Moreover, you need to be a citizen or a green card holder to obtain a FOID card. Finally, if you satisfy those requirements, the police shall issue a FOID Card to you. However, Illinois law gives law enforcement the right to object to issuing you a FOID card if they believe that you are a danger to public safety.
When Police Can Deny Your FOID Card Application or Revoke Your FOID Card.
According to 430 ILCS 65/8, the Department of State Police has the authority to deny an application for or to revoke and seize a Firearm Owner’s Identification Card if the following happens. For example, if a FOID card owner was convicted of a felony, the Department of State Police will revoke his or her FOID card. Second, drug addicts cannot get FOID Cards. 430 ILCS 65/8 has the full list of those conditions. If the police deny the application, the Concealed Carry Licensing Review Board will review the police’s decision. Moreover, if the Board decides not to issue you’re a license, FOID Card Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney can appeal this decision.
If You Have Questions About Illinois Gun Laws, Call FOID Card Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney Tikhvinskiy.
Always, Chicago criminal defense attorney Tikhvinskiy fights aggressively to protect the gun rights of his clients. Moreover, Chicago criminal defense attorney Tikhvinskiy represents clients in Chicago, the Greater Chicago Area, Cook County, Lake County, McHenry County, Kane County, DuPage County, Will County, Kendall County, Grundy County, Winnebago County, Boone County and all over Illinois. The first consultation is 100% free and always confidential! Call at (312) 583-7345!