Illegal Firearm Possession in Wisconsin

Wisconsin believes in protecting the Second Amendment rights of gun owners. We have some of the strongest protections against gun control in the country. Along with strong protections, however, come some of the harshest penalties for violating these guns and weapons laws. Enduring these penalties can have a lasting effect on your personal, financial and professional future.

Illegal Firearm Possession in Wisconsin

Despite the fact that you can possess a rifle, shotgun or handgun without a state permit, Wisconsin still has a few incredibly strict gun control laws. For instance, it is illegal for you to carry or possess a gun in Wisconsin:

  • Within 1,000 feet of a school zone
  • If you are a convicted felon
  • If you committed a crime as a child that would have otherwise been a felony
  • If you are the subject of a restraining order for domestic or child abuse
  • If you were ever found not guilty of a felony by way of insanity

Defending Firearms Possession Charges Since 1883

Our criminal defense attorneys at Doar, Drill & Skow have a successful record protecting the rights of people charged with guns and weapons charges in numerous situations, including:

  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Carrying a concealed weapon without a permit, conceal and carry violations
  • Carrying a weapon in public or in a public building
  • Federal weapons charges and ATF offenses
  • Felon in possession of a firearm
  • Hunting without a license or hunting out of season
  • Illegal trafficking of firearms
  • Illegal transport of a weapon or loaded weapon
  • Illegally carrying a short-barreled shot gun
  • Possession of an illegal firearm
  • Reckless aiming and pointing a gun
  • Unlawful discharge
  • Unlawful sale of a firearm

Firearms offenses often carry serious consequences including prison sentences and heavy fines. Many times, firearm offenses may occur because of confusion. The Federal laws concerning firearms are not always clear and carrying a firearm into a courthouse, education facility, airport or race track by situation could result in serious firearm violation charges.

Firearm Charge Defense Strategies

Depending on the facts of your case, the typical defenses for firearms possession charges are either (1) the prosecutor cannot prove that you were actually in possession of the gun or (2) the police did not have a legitimate basis to search when they found the weapon in your possession. Our attorneys will conduct a thorough examination of the police report and any other evidence to develop a strong defense for you.

Choose an Attorney Who Will Aggressively Fight for Your Rights!

If you have been accused, arrested or charged with a Federal firearms offense, contact a criminal defense attorney at Doar, Drill & Skow to ensure that your rights are properly protected. For a no obligation consultation with one of our criminal defense attorneys, call 877-362-7529 toll free or contact us online. Located in New Richmond, we serve clients throughout western Wisconsin.