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Have you been arrested in Chicago? Contact criminal defense lawyer Josh Adams today for a free consultation of your criminal case.

Have you been arrested in the Chicago Illinois area? Are you facing charges, an investigation, or a conviction?

As an experienced criminal defense attorney, Attorney Joshua Adams will help you navigate the criminal justice system and provide you with an aggressive and effective legal defense.

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Adams Defense Law

53 W. Jackson Blvd. Suite 1515
Chicago, IL 60604

Phone: 312-566-9173

Experienced Criminal Lawyer in Chicago

Find the Top Criminal Defense Lawyer in Chicago Illinois

Have you been arrested in the Chicago Illinois area? Are you facing charges, an investigation, or a conviction?

As an experienced criminal defense attorney, Joshua Adams will help you navigate the lllinois criminal justice system and provide you with an aggressive and effective legal defense.

Attorney Joshua Adams is a Chicago criminal defense attorney with over 10 years of experience defending his clients’ constitutional rights, personal liberties, and freedoms. Mr. Adams represents clients facing state and federal criminal charges, as well as state and federal appellate litigation.

Whether you need representation at trial, for pre-trial matters, such as grand jury subpoenas and pre-indictment negotiations, or help negotiating  charge reductions, a plea deal, or even at sentencing, Mr. Adams is your advocate and will fight relentlessly to defend your rights.

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Law Offices of Joshua Adams

53 W. Jackson Blvd. Suite 1515
Chicago, IL 60604
312-566-9173

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Josh Adams has successfully defended individuals charged with state and federal crimes in the Illinois area. The firm handles the following matters:

Chicago Criminal Defense Attorneys

–> Chicago Property Crimes Attorney

–> Illinois Search & Seizure

–> Illinois Drug Offense Lawyers

–> Chicago Weapon Offenses

–> Federal Health Care Fraud

–> Federal Appeals

–> Federal Sentencing

Gun Charges in Chicago

Arrested for a Weapons Offense in Chicago?

Contact Chicago Gun Lawyer Josh Adams today for a FREE Consultation.

The Second Amendment guarantees the right to bear arms, but that right is not unlimited. In Illinois, state laws govern what sorts of weapons, including guns, can be carried, by whom, and where. Compared to many other states, Illinois has fairly restrictive gun laws.

Gun Permits and Licenses to Carry

In Illinois, you must have a license, known as a Firearm Owner’s Identification Card, in order to purchase a gun. Until 2012, state law prohibited carrying a gun (openly or concealed)outside of one’s home, but a federal appellate court decided that the law violated the Second Amendment and struck it down. (Moore v. Madigan, 702 F.3d 933 (7th Cir. 2012).) In 2013, Illinois enacted a new law permitting people to carry concealed weapons with a license. (430 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 66/1 et seq.)

Punishment

Depending on the circumstances, possession of a prohibited weapon may be anything from a Class A misdemeanor (punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500) to a Class X felony (punishable by six to 30 years’ imprisonment and a fine of up to $25,000). The crime is punished more severely if the weapon is possessed in a school (including a university), courthouse, public housing development, or park; or on a public bus or school bus.

—> Read more on Chicago Gun Law and Weapons Offenses

Contact a Chicago Gun Criminal Lawyer

Law Offices of Joshua Adams

53 W. Jackson Blvd. Suite 1651
Chicago, IL 60604
312-566-9173

Chicago Property Crime Attorneys

Arrested for a Property Crime in Chicago?

Contact Chicago Property Crime Attorney Josh Adams if you have been arrested for a burglary or property crime in Illinois.

Illinois lawmakers have enacted laws criminalizing burglary (entering a building intending to commit a crime inside), home invasion (entering an inhabited dwelling and causing injury or using or threatening force while armed), and trespass (entering a person’s property without permission). Some of these crimes carry very stiff penalties.

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Intent to commit a crime

In order to convict people of burglary, the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that they entered the building with the intent to commit a crime inside. In most cases, the defendant’s illicit intention can be inferred from the circumstances, and the prosecutor is not required to establish exactly what was going through the defendant’s head. For example, if two people break down the door of a home and take a television and laptop, the jury could infer that the people entered the home to commit a crime. Even if police stopped the people before they escaped with the stolen goods, they could still be convicted of burglary (and attempted theft). The crime of burglary occurs as soon as the defendant enters into the building or vehicle with the illicit intent, even if the intended felony or theft never occurs.

Contact a Chicago Burglary Lawyer

Law Offices of Joshua Adams

53 W. Jackson Blvd. Suite 1651
Chicago, IL 60604
312-566-9173