Wisconsin Concealed Carry Allowances and Prohibited Areas
Wisconsin’s state laws allow licensed individuals to carry concealed firearms with them in many public and private areas. However, there are some major limitations to these permissions, and if a person is caught with a concealed firearm in an area that is off-limits according to the law, they may face serious criminal penalties for illegal possession of a firearm.
Where Are Concealed Carry Firearms Prohibited?
Although many concealed carry permits also grant the licensee the ability to carry guns where other gun owners would be forbidden to do so openly, there are some areas that remain off-limits. These areas include the following:
- Police stations and related law enforcement facilities
- Correctional facilities
- Secured mental health facilities
- Beyond security checkpoints in airports
There are some exceptions for these rules, however. In particular, certain licensees may be granted permission to carry firearms in areas, such as courthouses, if they obtain special permission from a judge prior to doing so. Otherwise, violating these restrictions can come with a maximum fine of $500 and maximum jail sentence of 30 days, something which no person wants to face.
If you’re facing tough criminal allegations for illegal possession of a concealed firearm, you deserve the right to defend yourself in a court of law and with the support of a qualified legal professional. For a free consultation with a qualified legal professional regarding your defense options, contact a gun crimes lawyer of Kohler Hart Powell, SC today at (414) 271-9595.