Was Your Firearm Owner Identification (FOID) Card Denied Or Revoked?
In order to possess a firearm or ammunition legally in Illinois, you must obtain a Firearm Owner Identification (FOID) card. The application process for an FOID card is simple, requiring only a recent photo, $10 and a valid driver’s license or state identification card. However, obtaining your card and maintaining your eligibility may not be.
Helping You Maintain Your Ability To Possess A Firearm In Illinois
An approved application is no guarantee that you will keep your right to possess your gun in Illinois in the future. Your FOID card may be revoked or seized if you are convicted of a crime or are subject to an order of protection. This is why it is important to consult an experienced firearms and criminal defense lawyer at The Law Offices of Steven R. Roach if you are facing criminal charges.
Following an arrest, not only will you need a strong defense to the criminal charges against you but also someone who knows how to protect your right to possess a firearm. With offices in Chicago, Schaumburg and Wheaton, attorney Steven Roach is ready to use more than 15 years of criminal law experience to defend you effectively and aggressively.
Reasons Why Your Application May Be Denied, Seized Or Revoked
There are a number of reasons your application may be initially denied or later revoked by the Illinois State Police Firearms Services Bureau. Continuing eligibility requirements generally focus on the following areas:
- Criminal history: Many denials and revocation are based on convictions for various crimes involving domestic violence, assault, battery, orders of protection and all types of felonies.
- Drug use: A person who has used or been addicted to an illegal drug, has failed a drug test or is a medical marijuana patient registry cardholder is not eligible for an FOID card.
- Legal presence in the U.S.: An FOID cardholder cannot be an illegal alien, be present in the U.S. under a non-immigrant visa or renounce his or her U.S. citizenship.
- Mental health: A person who is developmentally or intellectually disabled, has been a patient in a mental health facility or is deemed a mental defective may have his or her application denied or card seized upon commitment.
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Know your rights and contact The Law Offices of Steven R. Roach in Chicago at 312-421-8820, Schaumburg at 847-685-6000 or Wheaton one of our three convenient locations: Chicago at 312-421-8820; Schaumburg at 847-685-6000; Wheaton at 630-573-8500 You may also contact us online.