Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon
26th & California Room 203
Our client saw that his friend and codefendant Jones had accidently shot himself. Someone else had already called for an ambulance but our client saw the gun lying in vestibule of the building where he lived. He did not want any of the kids that lived there to get a hold of the gun and hurt themselves so he hid it under a mattress until the police arrived. Chicago Police Officers arrested our client because he had a felony in his background and he touched the gun. At trial we proved to the judge that our client was justified in moving the gun out of the front hallway so no one else would get hurt. Finding of NOT GUILTY.
Tags: Cook County Criminal Courthouse, Guns