Concealed Carry

Milwaukee Concealed Carry Attorney

Concealed Carry Defense Representation in Waukesha and Kenosha Counties

In the state of Wisconsin, you can only carry a concealed weapon if you have a valid license. Individuals who are at least 21 years old can apply for a concealed carry permit – formally called a Wisconsin Concealed Weapons License (CWL) – through the state’s Department of Justice. 

Wisconsin is also an open carry state, meaning you can in many cases carry a loaded weapon in public without a license. However, someone can be charged with a concealed carry violation if they inadvertently or deliberately “conceal” a weapon they intended to openly carry.

When facing these and other weapon charges, you need a legal advocate who is committed to fighting for you and your rights. At Lee Law Firm, LLC, we make it our mission to promote equal justice and provide the best possible defense representation. Our Milwaukee concealed carry lawyer is a former prosecutor who has a deep understanding of Wisconsin law. After reviewing the facts of your case, we will explore all available legal options and fervently fight for you every step of the way.

Call (414) 600-1360 or contact us online to request a free initial consultation. We offer same-day appointments and provide our legal services in English and Hmong.

When Does “Open Carry” Become “Concealed Carry” in Wisconsin?

Many people charged with concealed carry violations do not intentionally conceal their weapons and therefore do not realize they are breaking the law. If you do not have a concealed carry permit recognized by the state of Wisconsin but are carrying a firearm, your weapon must always be fully visible to everyone around you. 

A weapon may be considered “concealed” under Wisconsin law if:

  • Any portion of the weapon is covered by your shirt or clothing
  • The weapon is placed in a purse, briefcase, or bag
  • The weapon is placed in your vehicle’s glove box or center console
  • The weapon is placed in your passenger seat

Penalties for Concealed Carry Violations in Wisconsin

Carrying a concealed weapon without a permit is considered a Class A misdemeanor in Wisconsin. Punishments include up to 9 months of incarceration and up to $10,000 in fines. The court will consider your criminal history, character, and the unique circumstances of your case when deciding a sentence. A concealed carry conviction will also generally appear in background checks and may limit your ability to secure housing or employment.

You can also be charged with a concealed carry violation in connection with other criminal offenses. For example, if you are pulled over and arrested for OWI, you may also face concealed carry charges if the police officer discovers a gun in your glove box. 

Hiring a capable legal professional can help you get concealed carry charges dropped or reduced. Regardless of whether your case is settled out of court or goes to trial, our team at Lee Law Firm, LLC focuses on results. We know what is at stake, and our Milwaukee concealed carry attorney will work tirelessly to obtain the best possible outcome.

Do not wait to call (414) 600-1360 or contact us online if you have been charged with a concealed carry violation or any type of firearm crime.