Q: My cousin got charged with unlawful possession of a firearm how much time will he serve and can he get parole?
He had no prior charges or arrests and the gun was loaded
A: This is a question to discuss with his attorney. That attorney will have all of the needed information in order to answer this question. If he has not hired an attorney yet, he should do so right away.
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A: Generally, a UUW is a Class 4 Felony in Illinois that carries a potential jail sentence of between 1 to 3 years, however, probation is a possibility. Depending on the specific facts of his case, he may be looking at additional penalties. Therefore, it is very important that your cousin talk to an experienced criminal defense attorney to talk about his case.
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