Milwaukee Gun Crime Lawyer
Gun Crime Defense Representation In Waukesha And Kenosha Counties
The right to bear arms under the Second Amendment does not come without caveats and complications. Gun possession and firearms under state and federal laws are heavily regulated. For example, in Wisconsin, open and concealed carry are legal under certain conditions. Not knowing or understanding these conditions can result in weapon charges, leading to prison sentences, significant fines, and even the loss of your right to possess firearms.
If you are facing weapon charges of any kind, you will need an experienced legal professional to defend you at each stage of the legal process. At Lee Law Firm, LLC, we know what is at stake in these cases. Our founding attorney May Lee is a gun crime defense attorney committed to championing equal justice. She is a former prosecutor who will work with our legal team to protect your rights and build the best possible defense. WeI understand the stress and uncertainty you are likely experiencing in this challenging moment. We will do everything we can to secure the favorable outcome you deserve.
Penalties For Gun Crimes In Wisconsin
Wisconsin firearm crimes are charged as a misdemeanor or felonies, depending on the nature of the case and other circumstances. For example, someone is more likely to face felony charges if they have been previously convicted of a felony or are currently the subject of a restraining order.
We can assist you with many types of weapons charges, including:
- Concealed carry violations – Wisconsin firearm owners must first obtain a permit before they can legally carry a concealed weapon. Carrying a concealed firearm without a valid license is a misdemeanor offense that can result in up to 9 months of incarceration and up to $10,000 in fines. Someone can also violate Wisconsin’s concealed carry laws by unlawfully transporting a weapon, such as when a gun owner stores their firearm in their car’s glove box without a concealed carry permit.
- Endangering safety – Firearm owners are legally obligated to handle and operate their weapons safely. However, a gun owner can be charged with a Class A misdemeanor if their negligent handling of a dangerous weapon endangers someone else’s safety or other situations described under Wisconsin statutes. In addition, endangering safety by using a dangerous weapon can be elevated to a Class F felony if someone discharges a gun at another person or building. Penalties for a Class F felony include up to 12.5 years of imprisonment, $25,000 in fines, and a loss of firearm privileges.
- Felon in possession – In the state of Wisconsin, it is a crime to possess a firearm if you are convicted of any felony, even if the offense has nothing to do with firearms. Felon in possession is a Class G felony charge, and punishments include up to 10 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.
- Using or possessing a firearm while intoxicated – You may be charged with a Class A misdemeanor if caught firing or carrying a gun while under the influence of alcohol or any controlled substance. Potential penalties include up to 9 months imprisonment and a $10,000 fine.
Do Not Lose Hope; We Can Defend You Against Weapon Charges!
Having a firearm-related conviction on your record may limit your ability to secure housing and employment opportunities, so you must try to fight these serious charges. When you come to Lee Law Firm, LLC, we carefully evaluate your case, walk you through legal options, and fervently defend you every step. We emphasize personable representation in criminal defense, and we will work closely with you throughout handling your gun crimes case.