Wisconsin Firearm Possession Attorneys
The right to purchase and own a firearm is a fundamental rights discussed in the United States Constitution. And although people do have the right to own a gun in the state of Wisconsin, there are some restrictions and exceptions that judges and prosecutors take very seriously. If you have been charged with illegal gun possession or a related weapons charge, it is important that you have an experienced attorney on your side that can ensure that your legal rights and interests are protected as you fight these charges.
Being convicted of illegal gun possession can damage your personal, financial, and professional life, as penalties for the illegal possession of a firearm often include jail time and heavy fines. To learn more about fighting a gun possession charge and what our attorneys can do to help, contact the Appleton gun possession attorneys of Hart Powell, S.C. today at (414) 271-9595 and schedule an initial consultation.
Gun Possession Laws in Wisconsin
There have been recent revisions to gun laws in the state of Wisconsin that now give individuals the right to carry concealed weapons if they get a permit and go through the proper training. However, even with this change, there are gun restrictions and serious penalties for those convicted of violating these restrictions, including the following:
- Class A misdemeanor with up to 9 months in jail and $10,000 in fines for concealing a dangerous weapon without a permit
- Class H felony with a sentence of up to six years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines if convicted of possessing, selling, transporting, or purchasing short-barreled shotguns or rifles
- Class G felony with up to 10 years behind bars and up to $25,000 in fines if you are in possession of a firearm and you were previously convicted of a felony
While facing illegal gun possession charges may seem like a daunting task, an experienced attorney can work with you to fight these charges and can ensure that your rights are protected throughout your case.
To take action today to fight your illegal firearm possession charges, contact the Appleton gun possession attorneys of Hart Powell, S.C. at (414) 271-9595 and learn more about what we can do for you.