The 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees our right to bear arms. However, this right isn’t without exceptions and controls. Weapons charges can be quite serious and you need a high quality attorney on your side, ensuring your rights are protected at every stage of the criminal court process.Charged with a crime in Wisconsin? Please call (888) 828-6041.
Perhaps you were unaware of the weapon that was found. Or maybe, you made a mistake, are remorseful, and frightened about what might happen next. Either way, I can help.
I have handled many weapons cases in Wisconsin criminal courts. I know that judges and prosecutors do not want firearms and other weapons to go unregulated in Wisconsin and will punish those convicted accordingly.
Regardless of your charge and the circumstances around it, you are looking at something that could change your life forever. Facing something as serious as this requires the experience of a high quality law firm. I can be that attorney on your side; fighting to ensure you have the most positive outcome possible on your day in court.
Wisconsin Carrying a Concealed Weapon Laws
If you are caught concealing a dangerous weapon, you could be charged with this Class A misdemeanor. The weapon may have been found on your body or within reach in your vehicle. This Class A misdemeanor is punishable by up to 9 months in jail and $10,000 in fines.
Ref: Wisconsin Statute 941.23
Possession of a Short-Barreled Shotgun or Rifle
If you are found to be in possession, offering to sell, transporting, or purchasing a short barreled shotgun or short barreled rifle, you could be criminal charged. These weapons are not legal in Wisconsin.
This is a Class H felony offense with a potential sentence of up to 6 years in prison and fines up to $10,000.
Ref: Wisconsin Statute 941.28
Wisconsin Possession of a Firearm by a Felon
If you have been convicted of a felony in your past and are found in possession of a firearm, you could be facing serious new criminal charges. A convicted felon cannot legally possess a firearm and if caught doing so may be charged with this Class G felony.
Depending on the circumstances of the offense, you could be facing up to 10 years in prison and $25,000 in fines.
Ref: Wisconsin Statute 941.29
Keep in mind that being in possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime could also elevate the charges you are facing. To get the most precise idea of the charges and potential penalties you are facing, you need to consult with an experienced attorney.
Call me so we can talk about the specifics of your weapons charges today.