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Facing Gun Charges?

Gun crimes have received a lot of attention from police and prosecutors in Illinois lately. Weapons offenses carry strong penalties, and often, there are several defenses that may be available to refute these allegations. Those who are arrested for the crimes need to remember that police are constantly gathering evidence against them, and they need to reach out to a lawyer as soon as possible.

I am attorney W. Scott Hanken, and I have over 30 years of experience dealing with the criminal justice system. Before starting my own firm, I served as a prosecutor. This has given me valuable insight into the way that prosecutors develop their cases and allows me to know how to attack the evidence that they may have against you. No matter what charges you may be facing, I am ready to fight for you.

Assisting You Throughout Your Case, Including Trial

When building your defense, I will analyze the actions of law enforcement. I want to know how they discovered the weapons in your case. I will then be able to explain what defense is available to you and begin pursuing solutions that are focused on protecting your freedom. I have helped defend clients against a number of weapons-related offenses, including:

  • Discharging a firearm during the commission of an aggravated battery
  • Possessing a firearm during the commission of an aggravated battery
  • Using a weapon in an unlawful manner
  • Aggravated unlawful use of a weapon
  • Armed robbery
  • Armed habitual criminal
  • Possessing a weapon as a convicted felon
  • Possessing a stolen weapon

Because of the serious nature of these crimes, it is likely that prosecutors will only offer deals that contain lengthy jail or prison time as part of the bargain. I am ready for trial from the very beginning of your case, so I will not be afraid to protect your rights and argue for you in court if a deal proves impossible.

Schedule A Free Consultation

The first step toward regaining control over your future is to work with a criminal defense lawyer who is committed to your needs throughout your case. Call my Springfield office at 217-718-4951 or send me an email to begin discussing your options.