CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

FOX 32 News has learned that about 20 jailed defendants awaiting trial for illegal gun possession could go free as soon as Tuesday.

The State Supreme Court last week ruled that the law under which they were charged is unconstitutional. Cook County prosecutors tell FOX 32 News they'll go to court Tuesday morning to dismiss those cases.

One defendant with an otherwise completely clean record has been locked up for 14 months, waiting for his trial. There won't be a trial now, because the High Court's ruling means the gun possession crime he's accused of is officially not a crime at all.

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