If you’ve been accused of a crime that involves a firearm, you may need to talk to a Milwaukee weapons offenses lawyer as soon as possible. The penalties for weapons offenses can be extremely harsh—even resulting in decades-long stays in prison in some cases.
What Crimes Are Considered Weapons Offenses?
Any offense under Wisconsin law that involves possession of a firearm can technically be called a “weapons offense.”
Some of the most common weapons offenses include:
- Armed robbery or burglary
- Illegally carrying a concealed weapon or carrying a weapon in public
- Felon in possession of a firearm
- Reckless use of a weapon or unlawful use of a weapon
- Endangering safety by the use of a dangerous weapon
What Are the Penalties for Weapons Offenses in Wisconsin?
The state of Wisconsin takes firearm-related crimes very seriously, and many of them are considered felonies. While every crime (and every case) is different, the penalties are severe; armed robbery, for instance, is a Class C felony with a possible penalty of up to 40 years of imprisonment, and carjacking is a Class H felony that carries a penalty of up to 6 years of imprisonment if you’re convicted.
Do You Need to Talk to a Lawyer About a Weapons Charge?
Whether you’ve just been arrested on suspicion of a firearm offense or you’ve already been charged with a gun crime, it may be a good idea to get in touch with a Milwaukee gun crime lawyer right away.
Call us at 414-383-6700. We’ll evaluate your case and start developing a defense strategy based on the information you provide.