Milwaukee Weapon & Gun Crime Lawyers
A Strategic Approach to Building Your Defense
In Wisconsin, weapon offenses are charged as either misdemeanors or felonies. This means that if you’re accused and are convicted, you could be ordered to spend time in jail or prison and/or pay a substantial fine. However, being charged with a crime does not mean you’re guilty, and you have the right to defend yourself against the allegations. Effectively fighting the charges could result in a favorable outcome, such as a reduction or dismissal, and could minimize the potential penalties.
To successfully handle your case, you need a Milwaukee gun crime lawyer beside you who knows how to navigate the criminal justice system and present a compelling defense to a prosecutor, judge, and jury.
When you turn to Ahmad & Nolan Defense for legal representation, you’ll receive counsel from our team of Milwaukee weapon crimes attorneys who have extensive legal experience. Working together on your case, we will deliver compassionate advocacy, recognizing the seriousness of your charge and listening to your side of the story, as well as aggressive defense, standing up against the State to fight your charges. We handle cases of varying complexities and are ready to work relentlessly to protect your rights and freedoms.
Ready to discuss your circumstances with a team here to defend you? Call us at (414) 501-5999 today.
An Overview of Weapons Crimes in Wisconsin
Although many people think of the use of firearms when they hear someone has been charged with a weapon crime, these offenses involve more than just guns. Any conduct or behavior that involves the use, possession, or distribution of a deadly or dangerous weapon is considered an offense.
A few examples of weapons crimes in Wisconsin include:
- Carrying a concealed weapon: It is unlawful for someone to have on their person a firearm or any instrument that can cause great bodily harm or death to another individual. This offense is a Class A misdemeanor, which carries a jail term of up to 9 months and/or a fine of up to $10,000.
- Carrying a firearm in public: If a person enters a building leased by the State with a gun on them, they could be charged with a Class A misdemeanor. If they’re found guilty, they could face a maximum of 9 months in prison and/or a maximum fine of $10,000.
- Possession of a short-barreled shotgun or rifle: In Wisconsin, it is a Class H felony for any person to have a shotgun or rifle that is less than a certain number of inches long. The conviction penalties for this offense include a prison sentence of up to 6 years and/or a fine of up to $10,000.
- Unlawful possession of a firearm: Certain individuals, such as those convicted of felonies or subject to an injunction, cannot possess firearms. If they do, a Class G felony charge can be levied against them, and they could be looking at up to 10 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $25,000.
- Straw purchasing firearms: It’s illegal for any person to use their information to buy a firearm for someone they know is prohibited from having one. This is a Class G felony, which can be punished by a prison sentence of up to 10 years and/or a fine of up to $25,000.
- Possession of an electric weapon: If a person has a weapon on them that can immobilize another individual using an electric current, they are committing a Class H felony offense. If they’re convicted, they could be sentenced to up to 6 years in prison and/or up to $10,000 in fines.
- Endangering with a dangerous weapon: Negligently handling a dangerous weapon, having a firearm on oneself while intoxicated or under the influence of a controlled substance, pointing a gun at someone, and shooting a firearm within 100 yards of a building occupied by others are all Class A misdemeanors. A conviction can result in up to 9 months in jail and/or a fine of up to $10,000. Endangering safety with a firearm becomes a Class G felony when the individual shoots a gun into a building or vehicle they know is occupied. The penalties include a maximum 10-year prison sentence and a fine of up to $25,000. The offense elevates to a Class F felony when they discharge the gun while in a car that’s on a highway or in a parking lot. A person convicted of this crime can be imprisoned for up to 12 years, 6 months and/or fined up to $25,000.
Get Skilled Legal Help Immediately
If you’ve been accused of a weapon crime in Milwaukee, reach out to the Wisconsin gun crime lawyers at Ahmad & Nolan Defense as soon as possible. We will review every detail of your situation and begin building a sound defense on your behalf.