This is the final post in a series of articles discussing handling FOID Card appeals in Peoria, Illinois. I chose to write about this subject because when an Illinois resident’s FOID Card has been denied or revoked, it may have an adverse impact on the person’s lifestyle or livelihood. It is important to understand the reasons why the ISP may deny a FOID Card or revoke a previously granted FOID Card and your right to appeal such a decision. The goal of this series has been to provide information about the FOID Card appeals process and to stress the importance of hiring an experienced attorney to assist with your appeal. If you have been denied a FOID Card or your FOID Card has been revoked, contact my office to speak with a lawyer.
This series addressed the following key points:
- The importance of hiring an attorney to handle a FOID Card appeal
- How an attorney can assist you in a FOID Card appeal
- What to expect when appealing a FOID Card denial or revocation
When considering an appeal of a FOID Card denial or revocation, one should have a basic understanding of these points. First, to appeal the ISP’s decision, one must present objective evidence and meet a certain burden of proof to be successful. A FOID appeals lawyer will present the legal arguments and convey evidence to the court on your behalf. Second, your attorney will conduct the appropriate investigations and engage in the discovery process as necessary to support your case. Further, counsel with appeals experience will understand how to avoid mistakes that could lead to delays or denials of an appeal. Finally, one should have a reasonable expectation of how the appeals process works.
Being denied a FOID Card unnecessarily can be an unfair restriction on your right to bear arms. If you need assistance appealing a FOID Card denial, contact my office today to speak to a Peoria lawyer. My office also represents clients in Bloomington, Decatur, Eureka, Galesburg, Morton, Normal, Pekin, Springfield, and Washington. We also serve the counties of Fulton, Knox, LaSalle, Marshall, Mason, McLean, Putnam, Rock Island, Schuyler, Stark, Tazewell, and Woodford.