If you’re a felon, you’re not allowed to possess a firearm in the state of Wisconsin – but what’s the penalty for a felon with a firearm, and what can you do if you’ve been caught with one?
What is the Penalty for a Felon With a Firearm in Milwaukee?
Possessing a firearm is a crime if you’ve been convicted of a felony in the past. In fact, you can be charged with and found guilty of this crime if you possess a firearm if you were convicted as a juvenile for an offense that would be a felony if an adult committed it, or if you have a firearm if you were found not guilty of a crime by reason of insanity or mental disease, defect or illness.
Specifically, though, if you’re a felon in possession of a firearm, you’re facing a Class G felony. The penalty for that is up to 10 years of imprisonment (with five of those years in initial confinement in prison and five more of extended supervision). You could also have to pay a fine of up to $25,000.
What if You’re Caught With a Firearm and You’re a Felon?
If you’ve previously been convicted of a felony and police caught you in possession of a firearm, you may need to talk to a gun crime lawyer in Milwaukee as soon as possible. Your lawyer will want to know about your original conviction and how you were caught with a firearm, as well as what led up to the alleged incident.
Call us at 414-383-6700 or get in touch with us online for a free case review. We’ll ask you about your situation and, if possible, we’ll start developing a defense strategy that gets you the best possible outcome.