Wisconsin is an open carry state, which means that in many cases, it’s legal to carry a firearm. There are restrictions on where and what type of gun you can carry. For example, you can’t open carry (even if you have a concealed weapons license) in a police station or courthouse, an airport past the security checkpoints, or on school grounds. However, if you want to carry a concealed firearm, you absolutely must have a concealed weapons permit.
But what if you’re caught concealing a weapon and you don’t have a permit?
What is a Concealed Weapon?
Technically, a concealed weapon is any weapon that’s hidden on your person or under your control. It doesn’t matter how you carry when you’re within your own home or in a business that you own – concealed weapons laws only take effect when you’re away from your home.
Concealed means it’s out of sight, which includes your glove compartment or beneath the seat of your car, in a concealed holster or in your waistband, in a pocket or elsewhere.
What if You Concealed Carry Without a Permit?
Carrying a concealed weapon without a permit is a crime in Wisconsin and many other states. If you’re accused of any kind of gun crime, it’s in your best interest to get in touch with a Wisconsin gun crime attorney immediately – the consequences can be too severe.
Contact us at 414-383-6700 right away to tell us about your situation. We’ll answer your questions, explain your options, and start building a defense that gets you the best possible outcome.