Serving Randolph & Perry County
If you have been arrested or charged with a gun-related crime, call Richard Roustio Attorney at Law immediately. Firearm offenses are taken very seriously in the State of Illinois, and you can’t afford to take the risk of defending yourself or working with an overloaded public defender. When it comes to gun crimes, your future depends on the defense attorney you hire.
I have been practicing law since 1991 and have spent more than 25 years representing defendants facing a wide variety of criminal charges, including gun-related offenses. As a military veteran and an experienced trial lawyer, I value honesty and efficiency, which is why I make it a point to give all my clients an honest assessment of their options, a clear idea of how their cases are likely to turn out, and trustworthy advice they can act on.
If you’re facing a criminal gun charge in Belleville, call my office at (618) 266-2617 and schedule your free, no-obligation consultation today.
I successfully completed my treatment and probation period and my case was dismissed.Former Client
Types of Gun Offenses
Gun-related offenses are varied but all of them are very serious. In my 25 years of representing criminal defendants, I have helped many clients defend themselves against weapons charges to seek a favorable decision from the court.
At Richard Roustio Attorney at Law, I can help you fight gun-related criminal charges, such as:
- Unlawful possession of a firearm
- Habitual criminal activity involving a firearm
- Unlawful and/or aggravated discharge of a firearm
- Unlawfully using or carrying a firearm in a place where it is not permitted
- Unlawfully possessing ammunition
- Reckless discharge of a weapon
- Possession of a firearm with the intent to harm another person
- Possession of a firearm with the intent to use it to commit a crime
In the State of Illinois, the consequences for committing gun-related offenses are serious. Most firearm offenses that involve unlawful use or possession of a weapon can result in:
- prison time,
- thousands of dollars in fines,
- and long-term damage to your employment prospects and reputation.
Having weapons-related charges on your criminal record can also negatively affect your ability to secure loans for major purchases, make a favorable impression in criminal and family law proceedings, and even increase the cost of certain forms of insurance.
In some cases, it is even possible to commit a gun crime without knowing it and still be subject to harsh penalties. For example, many people are unaware that they commit a serious offense every time they carry a gun, taser, or stun gun into a store where alcoholic beverages are sold.
That’s why you need an experienced gun crime attorney in Belleville. As your lawyer, I may be able to help you hit the “reset” button and have your charges dismissed, or at least work to reduce the potential penalties in your case, so that a weapons charge does not prevent you from moving forward and upward in life. I can also make sure that you remain in the driver’s seat as much as possible by helping you understand your options and chart the best course forward.
- Proud & Disciplined Navy Veteran
- Proven Track-Record of Successful Cases
- Over 100 Cases Tried in Court